CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q400

Pete, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company, has increased his travel plans for the next two years to improve business relations. Which of the following would need to be in place in case something happens to Pete?

A. Succession planning
B. Disaster recovery
C. Separation of duty
D. Removing single loss expectancy

Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Succession planning outlines those internal to the organization who have the ability to step into positions when they open. By identifying key roles that cannot be left unfilled and associating internal employees who can step into these roles, you can groom those employees to make sure that they are up to speed when it comes time for them to fill those positions.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Disaster recovery refers to the actions taken after an event resulting in a loss/disaster occurred.
C: Separation of duties are used to reduce the risk of fraud and to prevent other types of losses. It is also designed to prevent accidents from occurring; e.g. someone other than the
user responsible for writing code to check and run tests on the code.
D: Single loss expectance refers to asset value times the exposure factor and is used to calculate risk.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 23, 454