CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1103

The recovery agent is used to recover the:

A. Root certificate
B. Key in escrow
C. Public key
D. Private key


Correct Answer: D
Section: Cryptography

Explanation:
A key recovery agent is an entity that has the ability to recover a private key, key components, or plaintext messages as needed. Using the recovered key the recovery agent can
decrypt encrypted data.

Incorrect Answers:
A: The key recovery agent recovers the private key, not the root certificate.
B: The key recovery agent recovers the private key, not key in escrow.
C: The key recovery agent recovers the private key, not the public key.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis