CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q766

Pete, the system administrator, has concerns regarding users losing their company provided smartphones. Pete’s focus is on equipment recovery. Which of the following BEST addresses his concerns?

A. Enforce device passwords.
B. Use remote sanitation.
C. Enable GPS tracking.
D. Encrypt stored data.

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

Explanation:
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.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Enforcing device passwords may make it difficult for a thief to access the applications and data on the device but it does not assist in recovering the stolen device.
B: Remote wipe or remote sanitation 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.
D: Encrypting the stored data may make it difficult for a thief to access the data on the device but it does not assist in recovering the stolen device.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 236, 237