CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q768

The chief Risk officer is concerned about the new employee BYOD device policy and has requested the security department implement mobile security controls to protect corporate data in the event that a device is lost or stolen. The level of protection must not be compromised even if the communication SIM is removed from the device. Which of the following BEST meets the requirements? (Select TWO)

A. Asset tracking
B. Screen-locks
C. GEO-Tracking
D. Device encryption

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

Explanation:
A: 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.
D: 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.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Screen-lock is a security feature that requires the user to enter 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.
C: GEO tracking and 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.

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