CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q839

A security administrator wants to ensure that the message the administrator sends out to their Chief Financial Officer (CFO) does not get changed in route. Which of the following is the administrator MOST concerned with?

A. Data confidentiality
B. High availability
C. Data integrity
D. Business continuity

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

Explanation:
Integrity is the process of ensuring that the information has not been altered during transmission. This can be accomplished by means of hashing.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Confidentiality is the process of ensuring that unauthorized users are not able to read the information.
B: Availability is the process of ensuring that authorized users have access to the data and systems that they require. Data backups, redundant systems, and disaster recovery plans
can be used to support availability.
D. Business continuity is concerned with the processes and policies that are designed to minimize the impact of a system failure, network failure, or the failure of any key component
needed for business operation.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 259, 413-414, 431