CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q265

An internal auditor is concerned with privilege creep that is associated with transfers inside the company. Which mitigation measure would detect and correct this?

A. User rights reviews
B. Least privilege and job rotation
C. Change management
D. Change Control


Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
A privilege audit is used to determine that all groups, users, and other accounts have the appropriate privileges assigned according to the policies of an organization. This means that a user rights review will reveal whether user accounts have been assigned according to their ‘new’ job descriptions , or if there are privilege creep culprits after transfers has occurred.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Least privilege is used when permissions are assigned and job rotation means that people are rotating through jobs, these measures will not detect privilege creep, rather it would
present opportunities to commit privilege creep.
C: Change management is the structured approach that is followed to secure a company’s assets.
D: Change control does not allow one to detect privilege creep.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 9-10, 20