CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q358

The datacenter manager is reviewing a problem with a humidity factor that is too low. Which of the following environmental problems may occur?

A. EMI emanations
B. Static electricity
C. Condensation
D. Dry-pipe fire suppression

Correct Answer: B
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Humidity control prevents the buildup of static electricity in the environment. If the humidity drops much below 50 percent, electronic components are extremely vulnerable to damage from electrostatic shock.

Incorrect Answers:
A: EMI emanations are a result of failed shielding not low humidity.
C: Condensation is a result of a failed HVAC system
D: Dry-pipe fire suppression refers to results when using either fire extinguishers or preventing fires.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 383