CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q216

A major security risk with co-mingling of hosts with different security requirements is:

A. Security policy violations.
B. Zombie attacks.
C. Password compromises.
D. Privilege creep.


Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
The entire network is only as strong as the weakest host. Thus with the co-mingling of hosts with different security requirements would be risking security policy violations.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Zombie attacks are the same as botnets and it affects software. Bots itself is software that runs automatically and autonomously and as such is viewed as malicious software.
C: Password compromises on any account would not be best practice and also amounts to a security incident.
D: Privilege creep is usually uncovered during a privilege audit.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 220, 309