CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q478

Several employees clicked on a link in a malicious message that bypassed the spam filter and their PCs were infected with malware as a result. Which of the following BEST prevents this situation from occurring in the future?

A. Data loss prevention
B. Enforcing complex passwords
C. Security awareness training
D. Digital signatures

Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Security awareness and training include explaining policies, procedures, and current threats to both users and management. A security awareness and training program can do much to assist in your efforts to improve and maintain security. Ideally, a security awareness training program for the entire organization should cover the following areas:
Importance of security
Responsibilities of people in the organization
Policies and procedures
Usage policies
Account and password-selection criteria
Social engineering prevention

Incorrect Answers:
A: Data loss prevention (DLP) is a strategy for making sure that end users do not send sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network. The term is also used to describe software products that help a network administrator control what data end users can transfer.
B: Enforcing complex passwords will not prevent employees clicking on messages that already bypassed the spam filters.
D: Digital signatures are electronic mechanisms to prove that a message was sent from a specific user, this does not prevent employees from clicking on messages that contains malicious content that already bypassed the span filters.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 399-404, 420