CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q629

A security analyst performs the following activities: monitors security logs, installs surveillance cameras and analyzes trend reports. Which of the following job responsibilities is the analyst performing? (Select TWO).

A. Detect security incidents
B. Reduce attack surface of systems
C. Implement monitoring controls
D. Hardening network devices
E. Prevent unauthorized access


Correct Answer: A,C
Section: Threats and Vulnerabilities

Explanation:
By monitoring security logs, installing security cameras and analyzing trend reports, the security analyst is implementing monitoring controls.
With the monitoring controls in place, by monitoring the security logs, reviewing the footage from the security cameras and analyzing trend reports, the security analyst is able to detect security incidents.

Incorrect Answers:
B: By monitoring security logs, installing security cameras and analyzing trend reports, the security analyst is not reducing the attack surface of systems. The security analyst is not making any changes to the systems; he is just monitoring activities on the systems.
D: By monitoring security logs, installing security cameras and analyzing trend reports, the security analyst is not hardening the network devices. The security analyst is not making any changes to the network devices; he is just monitoring activities on the systems.
E: By monitoring security logs, installing security cameras and analyzing trend reports, the security analyst is not preventing unauthorized access. The security analyst is not making any changes to the systems and so cannot prevent unauthorized access; he is just monitoring activities on the systems.