CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q797

Which of the following devices will help prevent a laptop from being removed from a certain location?

A. Device encryption
B. Cable locks
C. GPS tracking
D. Remote data wipes

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

Explanation:
Cable locks are theft deterrent devices that can be used to tether a device to a fixed point keep smaller devices from being easy to steal.

Incorrect Answers:
A: 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.
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: 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.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 369, 418-419
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 236, 237