Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q87

Which of the following offers the LEAST amount of protection against data theft by USB drives?

A. DLP
B. Database encryption
C. TPM
D. Cloud computing

Correct Answer: D
Section: Network Security

Explanation:
Cloud computing refers to performing data processing and storage elsewhere, over a network connection, rather than locally. Because users have access to the data, it can easily be copied to a USB device.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Data loss prevention (DLP) is a strategy for making sure that end users do not send sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network.

B: Database encryption converts database data from plain text format into a meaningless cipher text by means of a suitable algorithm.

C: TPM is an international standard for a dedicated microprocessor created to secure hardware by incorporating cryptographic keys into devices.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 37
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_encryption
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module