CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q907

Ann, the security administrator, wishes to implement multifactor security. Which of the following should be implemented in order to compliment password usage and smart cards?

A. Hard tokens
B. Fingerprint readers
C. Swipe badge readers
D. Passphrases

Correct Answer: B
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

A multifactor authentication method uses two or more processes for logon. A twofactor method might use smart cards and biometrics for logon. For obvious reasons, the two or more
factors employed should not be from the same category.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Hard tokens would fall in the same category as smart cards.
C: Swipe badge readers are in the same category as smart cards.
D: Passphrases fall in the same category as password usage.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 133