CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q761

Which of the following controls can be implemented together to prevent data loss in the event of theft of a mobile device storing sensitive information? (Select TWO).

A.
Full device encryption
B. Screen locks
C. GPS
D. Asset tracking
E. Inventory control


Correct Answer: A,B
Section: Application, Data and Host Security

Explanation:
A: Device encryption encrypts the data on the device. This feature ensures that the data on the device cannot be accessed in a useable form should the device be stolen.
B: Screen locks are a security feature that requires the user to enter a PIN or a password after a short period of inactivity before they can access the system again. This feature
ensures that if your device is left unattended or is lost or stolen, it will be difficult for anyone else to access your data or applications.

Incorrect Answers:
C: Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking can be used to identify its location of a stolen device and can allow authorities to locate the device. However, for GPS tracking to work,
the device must have an Internet connection or a wireless phone service over which to send its location information.
D: Asset tracking is the process of maintaining oversight over inventory, and ensuring that a device is still in the possession of the assigned authorized user.
E: Inventory control is an aspect of asset tracking and the overseeing of inventory. It does not prevent data loss.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 418-419
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 236, 237, 238