CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q764

A bank has recently deployed mobile tablets to all loan officers for use at customer sites. Which of the following would BEST prevent the disclosure of customer data in the event that a tablet is lost or stolen?

A. Application control
B. Remote wiping
C. GPS
D. Screen-locks


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

Explanation:
Remote wipe is the process of deleting data on a device in the event that the device is stolen. This is performed over remote connections such as the mobile phone service or the
internet connection and helps ensure that sensitive data is not accessed by unauthorized people.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Application control is the process of controlling what applications are installed on a device. This may reduce exposure to malicious software by limiting the user’s ability to install
applications that come from unknown sources or have no work-related features.
C: Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking can be used to identify its location of a stolen device and can allow authorities to recover 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: Screen lock is 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.

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
http://searchconsumerization.techtarget.com/definition/remote-wipe