CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q461

A cafe provides laptops for Internet access to their customers. The cafe is located in the center corridor of a busy shopping mall. The company has experienced several laptop thefts from the cafe during peak shopping hours of the day. Corporate has asked that the IT department provide a solution to eliminate laptop theft. Which of the following would provide the IT department with the BEST solution?

A. Attach cable locks to each laptop
B. Require each customer to sign an AUP
C. Install a GPS tracking device onto each laptop
D. Install security cameras within the perimeter of the café

Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
All laptop cases include a built-in security slot in which a cable lock can be inserted to prevent it from easily being removed from the premises.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Acceptable use policies (AUPs) describe how the employees in an organization can use company systems and resources, both software and hardware. This policy should also outline the consequences for misuse. However it does not prevent hardware loss as it does only address issues regarding the use of company resources.
C: GPS-Tracking is used for tracking the laptop in the event of it being stolen which means it does not prevent loss.
D: All a security camera can do is record what occurs, it cannot react to any incident such as theft.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 24, 113, 369, 419