CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q326

What is the term for the process of luring someone in (usually done by an enforcement officer or a government agent)?

A. Enticement
B. Entrapment
C. Deceit
D. Sting


Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Enticement is the process of luring someone into your plan or trap.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Entrapment is the process in which a law enforcement officer or a government agent encourages or induces a person to commit a crime when the potential criminal expresses a desire not to go ahead. Entrapment is a valid legal defense in a criminal prosecution.
C: Deceit is an act to propagate beliefs of things that are not true.
D: According to Wikipedia a sting is a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. Almost akin to setting a honey trap.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 65
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sting_operation