CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q973

A security analyst implemented group-based privileges within the company active directory. Which of the following account management techniques should be undertaken regularly to ensure least privilege principles?

A. Leverage role-based access controls.
B. Perform user group clean-up.
C. Verify smart card access controls.
D. Verify SHA-256 for password hashes.

Correct Answer: B
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

Active Directory (AD) has no built-in clean-up feature. This can result in obsolete user, group and computer objects accumulating over time and placing security and compliance
objectives in jeopardy. You would therefore need to regularly clean-up these settings.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Reusing role-based access controls would not ensure least privilege principles.
C: Smart cards are credit-card-sized IDs, badges, or security passes with an embedded integrated circuit chip that allows you to physically access secure facilities. This would not
ensure least privilege principles.
D: Hashing is used to detect violations of data integrity. This would not ensure least privilege principles.


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