CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q769

Which of the following technical controls helps to prevent Smartphones from connecting to a corporate network?

A. Application white listing
B. Remote wiping
C. Acceptable use policy
D. Mobile device management


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

Explanation:
Mobile device management (MDM) is allows for managing the mobile devices that employees use to access company resources. MDM is intended to improve security, provide
monitoring, enable remote management, and support troubleshooting. It can be used to push or remove applications, manage data, and enforce configuration settings on these
devices.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Application whitelisting is a form of application security which prevents any software from running on a system unless it is included on a preapproved exception list. It does not
prevent Smartphones from connecting to a corporate network.
B: 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.
C: An acceptable use policy is a document that defines the acceptable activity, practice, or use for equipment and resources. However, the policy must still be enforced.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 24, 340
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 79, 236, 238