CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q462

A business has set up a Customer Service kiosk within a shopping mall. The location will be staffed by an employee using a laptop during the mall business hours, but there are still concerns regarding the physical safety of the equipment while it is not in use. Which of the following controls would BEST address this security concern?

A. Host-based firewall
B. Cable locks
C. Locking cabinets
D. Surveillance video

Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Locking cabinets can be used to protect backup media, documentation and other physical artefacts. In this case a locking cabinet will keep the company’s Customer Service kiosk under lock and key when not in use.

Incorrect Answers:
A: A host-based firewall is a data protection measure and not so much a physical measure that will provide safety for when the kiosk is not in use.
B: Adding a cable lock between a laptop and a desk prevents someone from picking it up and walking away. The scenario asks for security while the kiosk is not in use.
D: Video surveillance is making use of a camera, or CCTV that is able to record everything it sees and is always running. This way you will be able to check exactly who enters secure areas, but the scenario wants a safety measure for when the kiosk is not in use.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 369, 371-372