CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q341

Which of the following is a security risk regarding the use of public P2P as a method of collaboration?

A. Data integrity is susceptible to being compromised.
B. Monitoring data changes induces a higher cost.
C. Users are not responsible for data usage tracking.
D. Limiting the amount of necessary space for data storage.

Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking is commonly used to share files such as movies and music, but you must not allow users to bring in devices and create their own little networks. All networking must be done through administrators and not on a P2P basis. Data integrity can easily be compromised when using public P2P networking.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Data changes occur whether using P2P or any other type of networking where data files are concerned.
C: Users are not responsible for this task, rather the security administrators are.
D: Limiting storage space is not a security risk when making use of public P2P collaboration.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 404