CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q292

A forensic analyst is reviewing electronic evidence after a robbery. Security cameras installed at the site were facing the wrong direction to capture the incident. The analyst ensures the cameras are turned to face the proper direction. Which of the following types of controls is being used?

A. Detective
B. Deterrent
C. Corrective
D. Preventive

Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

A corrective control would be any corrective action taken to correct any existing control that were faulty or wrongly installed – as in this case the cameras were already there, it just had to be adjusted to perform its function as intended.

Incorrect Answers:
A: A detective control is used to uncover a violation and only becomes relevant when preventive control has failed.
B: A deterrent control would be anything that is intended to warn a would be attacker that they should not attack, like a warning that they may be prosecuted in the shape of a banner.
D: A preventive control would be to stop something from happening like a locked door or user training on potential harm.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 384