CompTIA Security+ Exam MCQ!

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  • 1. 
    #101 Which of the following must be intact for evidence to be admissible in court?
    • A. 

      A. Chain of custody

    • B. 

      B. Order of volatility

    • C. 

      C. Legal hold

    • D. 

      D. Preservation

  • 2. 
    102 # A vulnerability scanner that uses its running service's access level to better assess vulnerabilities across multiple assets within an organization is performing a:
    • A. 

      A. Credentialed scan.

    • B. 

      B. Non-intrusive scan.

    • C. 

      C. Privilege escalation test.

    • D. 

      D. Passive scan.

  • 3. 
    103 # Which of the following cryptography algorithms will produce a fixed-length, irreversible output?
    • A. 

      A. AES

    • B. 

      B. 3DES

    • C. 

      C. RSA

    • D. 

      D. MD5

  • 4. 
    104 # A technician suspects that a system has been compromised. The technician reviews the following log entry: WARNING- hash mismatch: C:\Window\SysWOW64\user32.dll WARNING- hash mismatch: C:\Window\SysWOW64\kernel32.dll Based solely on the above information, which of the following types of malware is MOST likely installed on the system?
    • A. 

      A. Rootkit

    • B. 

      B. Ransomware

    • C. 

      C. Trojan

    • D. 

      D. Backdoor

  • 5. 
    105# A new firewall has been placed into service at an organization. However, a configuration has not been entered on the firewall. Employees on the network segment covered by the new firewall report they are unable to access the network. Which of the following steps should be completed to BEST resolve the issue?
    • A. 

      A. The firewall should be configured to prevent user traffic from matching the implicit deny rule.

    • B. 

      B. The firewall should be configured with access lists to allow inbound and outbound traffic.

    • C. 

      C. The firewall should be configured with port security to allow traffic.

    • D. 

      D. The firewall should be configured to include an explicit deny rule.

  • 6. 
    A security analyst is testing both Windows and Linux systems for unauthorized DNS zone transfers within a LAN on comptia.org from example.org. Which of the following commands should the security analyst use? (Select two.)
    • A. 

      A.

    • B. 

      B.

    • C. 

      C. dig ""axfr comptia.org @example.org  

    • D. 

      D. ipconfig /flushDNS -

    • E. 

      E. 

    • F. 

      F. dig @example.org comptia.org -

  • 7. 
    107# Which of the following are the MAIN reasons why a systems administrator would install security patches in a staging environment before the patches are applied to the production server? (Select two.)
    • A. 

      A. To prevent server availability issues

    • B. 

      B. To verify the appropriate patch is being installed

    • C. 

      C. To generate a new baseline hash after patching

    • D. 

      D. To allow users to test functionality

    • E. 

      E. To ensure users are trained on new functionality

  • 8. 
    108 # A Chief Information Officer (CIO) drafts an agreement between the organization and its employees. The agreement outlines ramifications for releasing information without consent and/or approvals. Which of the following BEST describes this type of agreement?
    • A. 

      A. ISA

    • B. 

      B. NDA

    • C. 

      C. MOU

    • D. 

      D. SLA

  • 9. 
    109 # Which of the following would meet the requirements for multifactor authentication?
    • A. 

      A. Username, PIN, and employee ID number

    • B. 

      B. Fingerprint and password

    • C. 

      C. Smart card and hardware token

    • D. 

      D. Voice recognition and retina scan

  • 10. 
    110 # A manager suspects that an IT employee with elevated database access may be knowingly modifying financial transactions for the benefit of a competitor. Which of the following practices should the manager implement to validate the concern?
    • A. 

      A. Separation of duties

    • B. 

      B. Mandatory vacations

    • C. 

      C. Background checks

    • D. 

      D. Security awareness training

  • 11. 
    111 # A penetration tester finds that a company's login credentials for the email client were being sent in cleartext. Which of the following should be done to provide encrypted logins to the email server?
    • A. 

      A. Enable IPSec and configure SMTP.

    • B. 

      B. Enable SSH and LDAP credentials.

    • C. 

      C. Enable MIME services and POP3.

    • D. 

      D. Enable an SSL certificate for IMAP services.

  • 12. 
    112 # Before an infection was detected, several of the infected devices attempted to access a URL that was similar to the company name but with two letters transposed. Which of the following BEST describes the attack vector used to infect the devices?
    • A. 

      A. Cross-site scripting

    • B. 

      B. DNS poisoning

    • C. 

      C. Typo squatting

    • D. 

      D. URL hijacking

  • 13. 
    113# A systems administrator is reviewing the following information from a compromised server: Given the above information, which of the following processes was MOST likely exploited via a remote buffer overflow attack?
    • A. 

      A. Apache

    • B. 

      B. LSASS

    • C. 

      C. MySQL

    • D. 

      D. TFTP

  • 14. 
    114# Joe, a security administrator, needs to extend the organization's remote access functionality to be used by staff while traveling. Joe needs to maintain separate access control functionalities for internal, external, and VOIP services. Which of the following represents the BEST access technology for Joe to use?
    • A. 

      A. RADIUS

    • B. 

      B. TACACS+

    • C. 

      C. Diameter

    • D. 

      D. Kerberos

  • 15. 
    115# The availability of a system has been labeled as the highest priority. Which of the following should be focused on the MOST to ensure the objective?
    • A. 

      A. Authentication

    • B. 

      B. HVAC

    • C. 

      C. Full-disk encryption

    • D. 

      D. File integrity checking

  • 16. 
    116# As part of the SDLC, a third party is hired to perform a penetration test. The third-party will have access to the source code, integration tests, and network diagrams. Which of the following BEST describes the assessment being performed?
    • A. 

      A. Black box

    • B. 

      B. Regression

    • C. 

      C. White box

    • D. 

      D. Fuzzing

  • 17. 
    117# A dumpster diver recovers several hard drives from a company and is able to obtain confidential data from one of the hard drives. The company then discovers its information is posted online. Which of the following methods would have MOST likely prevented the data from being exposed?
    • A. 

      A. Removing the hard drive from its enclosure

    • B. 

      B. Using software to repeatedly rewrite over the disk space

    • C. 

      C. Using Blowfish encryption on the hard drives

    • D. 

      D. Using magnetic fields to erase the data

  • 18. 
    118# Which of the following are methods to implement HA in a web application server environment? (Select two.)
    • A. 

      A. Load balancers

    • B. 

      B. Application layer firewalls

    • C. 

      C. Reverse proxies

    • D. 

      D. VPN concentrators

    • E. 

      E. Routers

  • 19. 
    119# An application developer is designing an application involving secure transports from one service to another that will pass over port 80 for a request. Which of the following secure protocols is the developer MOST likely to use?
    • A. 

      A. FTPS

    • B. 

      B. SFTP

    • C. 

      C. SSL

    • D. 

      D. LDAPS

    • E. 

      E. SSH

  • 20. 
    120# Which of the following precautions MINIMIZES the risk from network attacks directed at multifunction printers, as well as the impact on functionality at the same time?
    • A. 

      A. Isolating the systems using VLANs

    • B. 

      B. Installing a software-based IPS on all devices

    • C. 

      C. Enabling full disk encryption

    • D. 

      D. Implementing unique user PIN access functions

  • 21. 
    121# After an identified security breach, an analyst is tasked to initiate the IR process. Which of the following is the NEXT step the analyst should take?
    • A. 

      A. Recovery

    • B. 

      B. Identification

    • C. 

      C. Preparation

    • D. 

      D. Documentation

    • E. 

      E. Escalation

  • 22. 
    122# A company was recently audited by a third party. The audit revealed the company's network devices were transferring files in the clear. Which of the following protocols should the company use to transfer files?
    • A. 

      A. HTTPS

    • B. 

      B. LDAPS

    • C. 

      C. SCP

    • D. 

      D. SNMPv3

  • 23. 
    123# During a monthly vulnerability scan, a server was flagged for being vulnerable to an Apache Struts exploit. Upon further investigation, the developer responsible for the server informs the security team that Apache Struts is not installed on the server. Which of the following BEST describes how the security team should reach this incident?
    • A. 

      A. The finding is a false positive and can be disregarded

    • B. 

      B. The Struts module needs to be hardened on the server

    • C. 

      C. The Apache software on the server needs to be patched and updated

    • D. 

      D. The server has been compromised by malware and needs to be quarantined.

  • 24. 
    124#  A systems administrator wants to protect data stored on mobile devices that are used to scan and record assets in a warehouse. The control must automatically destroy the secure container of mobile devices if they leave the warehouse. Which of the following should the administrator implement?
    • A. 

      A. Geofencing

    • B. 

      B. Remote wipe

    • C. 

      C. Near-field communication

    • D. 

      D. Push notification services

    • E. 

      E. Containerization

  • 25. 
    125# A security analyst is performing a quantitative risk analysis. The risk analysis should show the potential monetary loss each time a threat or event occurs. Given this requirement, which of the following concepts would assist the analyst in determining this value? (Select two.)
    • A. 

      A. ALE

    • B. 

      B. AV

    • C. 

      C. ARO

    • D. 

      D. EF

    • E. 

      E. ROI

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