CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q250

Which of the following is the primary security concern when deploying a mobile device on a network?

A. Strong authentication
B. Interoperability
C. Data security
D. Cloud storage technique


Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Mobile devices, such as laptops, tablet computers, and smartphones, provide security challenges above those of desktop workstations, servers, and such in that they leave the office and this increases the odds of their theft which makes data security a real concern. At a bare minimum, the following security measures should be in place on mobile devices: Screen lock, Strong password, Device encryption, Remote Wipe or Sanitation, voice encryption, GPS tracking, Application control, storage segmentation, asses tracking and device access control.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Strong authentication is a risk avoidance technique and as such is not a security concern with mobile devices.
B: Mobile devices are designed to be interoperable with networks, etc.
D: Cloud storage is not a primary security concern regarding mobile devices.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 419
http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/guides/Mobile-device-protection-and-security-threat-measures