CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q347

A company that purchased an HVAC system for the datacenter is MOST concerned with which of the following?

A. Availability
B. Integrity
C. Confidentiality
D. Fire suppression


Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Availability means simply to make sure that the data and systems are available for authorized users. Data backups, redundant systems, and disaster recovery plans all support availability; as does environmental support by means of HVAC.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Integrity refers to data not being tampered with. HVAC does not tamper with data.
C: Confidentiality refers to measures used to prevent unauthorized users from accessing data. HVAC does not keep users away or lure them.
D: Fire Suppression is but a component of HVAC and refers to the act of extinguishing fire vs preventing a fire.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 378, 414