CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q934

Use of group accounts should be minimized to ensure which of the following?

A. Password security
B. Regular auditing
C. Baseline management
D. Individual accountability


Correct Answer: D
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

Explanation:
Holding users accountable for their actions is part of security, and can only be achieved by users having their own user accounts. To adequately provide accountability, the use of
shared or group accounts should be discouraged.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Password length and password complexity combined increases ensures password security.
B: Regular auditing will help determine whether users have been doing their work properly or if they have successfully or unsuccessfully attempted to contravene company policies or
the law.
C: A baseline is a distinct starting point from where implementation begins, improvement is judged, or comparison is made. Baseline management is the administration of this starting
point.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 293, 294
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/baseline-management.html