CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q751

The process of making certain that an entity (operating system, application, etc.) is as secure as it can be is known as:

A. Stabilizing
B. Reinforcing
C. Hardening
D. Toughening

Correct Answer: C
Section: Application, Data and Host Security

Hardening is the process of securing a system by reducing its surface of vulnerability. Reducing the surface of vulnerability typically includes removing unnecessary functions and
features, removing unnecessary usernames or logins and disabling unnecessary services.

Incorrect Answers:
A, B, D: The correct term for making a system as secure as possible is hardening, not stabilizing, reinforcing, or toughening.
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 215-217