CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q363

A company is trying to implement physical deterrent controls to improve the overall security posture of their data center. Which of the following BEST meets their goal?

A. Visitor logs
B. Firewall
C. Hardware locks
D. Environmental monitoring

Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Hardware security involves applying physical security modifications to secure the system(s) and preventing them from leaving the facility. Don’t spend all of your time worrying about intruders coming through the network wire while overlooking the obvious need for physical security. Hardware security involves the use of locks to prevent someone from picking up and carrying out your equipment.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Visitor logs will only allow you to check access to the premises and not safeguard against those visitors that may carry equipment off the premises.
B: A firewall will only safeguard your network from intruders over the network/wired or wireless.
D: Environmental monitoring concerns safeguarding against events such as ware and flood damage, temperature and humidity control, fire warnings, etc.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 369-370