CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q344

Which of the following statements is MOST likely to be included in the security awareness training about P2P?

A. P2P is always used to download copyrighted material.
B. P2P can be used to improve computer system response.
C. P2P may prevent viruses from entering the network.
D. P2P may cause excessive network bandwidth.


Correct Answer: D
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
P2P networking by definition involves networking which will reduce available bandwidth for the rest of the users on the network.

Incorrect Answers:
A: P2P connections are used commonly for sharing files, printers, even songs, etc. This can also be done with personally owned devices.
B: P2P is not used to improve computer system response in a corporate setting.
C: This is not necessarily correct since the virus may be introduced to the network with a P2P connection which is done within the network in a corporate setting.

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