CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q771

Allowing unauthorized removable devices to connect to computers increases the risk of which of the following?

A. Data leakage prevention
B. Data exfiltration
C. Data classification
D. Data deduplication

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

Explanation
Data exfiltration is the unauthorized copying, transfer or retrieval of data from a system.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Data leak prevention is designed to detect potential data breach or data exfiltration and prevent them by monitoring, detecting and blocking sensitive data.
C: Data classification is the categorizing of data based on its sensitivity or desired level of confidentiality. This can be high, medium, low.
D: Data deduplication is a specialized data compression technique for identifying and eliminating duplicate copies of data.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_loss_prevention_software
http://www.techopedia.com/definition/14682/data-exfiltration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_deduplication
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 409