CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q206

To help prevent unauthorized access to PCs, a security administrator implements screen savers that lock the PC after five minutes of inactivity. Which of the following controls is being described in this situation?

A. Management
B. Administrative
C. Technical
D. Operational

Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

controls such as preventing unauthorized access to PC’s and applying screen savers that lock the PC after five minutes of inactivity is a technical control type, the same as Identification and Authentication, Access Control, Audit and Accountability as well as System and Communication Protection.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Management control types include risk assessment, planning, systems and Services Acquisition as well as Certification, Accreditation and Security Assessment.
B: Administrative tools are used when applying technical control types.
D: Operational control types include Personnel Security, Physical and Environmental Protection, Contingency planning, Configuration Management, Maintenance, System and Information Integrity, Media Protection, Incident Response and Awareness and Training.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 27