CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q479

Visible security cameras are considered to be which of the following types of security controls?

A. Technical
B. Compensating
C. Deterrent
D. Administrative


Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Since a deterrent access control method is designed to discourage the violation of security policies, so a camera can be used to discourage individuals from taking unwanted action.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Visible security cameras are not classified as technical security controls.
B: A Compensating security control is used to provide different options to other existing controls and this is not want visible security cameras do.
D: Administrative security controls do not include visible security cameras.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 133