CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1592

A network was down for several hours due to a contractor entering the premises and plugging both ends of a network cable into adjacent network jacks. Which of the following would have prevented the network outage? (Select Two)

A. Port security
B. Loop Protection
C. Implicit deny
D. Log analysis
E. Mac Filtering
F. Flood Guards

Correct Answer: A,F
Section: Mixed Questions

CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1537

A small IT security form has an internal network composed of laptops, servers, and printers. The network has both wired and wireless segments and supports VPN access from remote sites. To protect the network from internal and external threats, including social engineering attacks, the company decides to implement stringent security controls. Which of the following lists is the BEST combination of security controls to implement?

A. Disable SSID broadcast, require full disk encryption on servers, laptop, and personally owned electronic devices, enable MAC filtering on WAPs, require photographic ID to enter the building.
B. Enable port security; divide the network into segments for servers, laptops, public and remote users; apply ACLs to all network equipment; enable MAC filtering on WAPs; and require two-factor authentication for network access.
C. Divide the network into segments for servers, laptops, public and remote users; require the use of one time pads for network key exchange and access; enable MAC filtering ACLs on all servers.
D. Enable SSID broadcast on a honeynet; install monitoring software on all corporate equipment’ install CCTVs to deter social engineering; enable SE Linux in permissive mode.

Correct Answer: B
Section: Mixed Questions

CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1366

A company discovers an unauthorized device accessing network resources through one of many network drops in a common area used by visitors. The company decides that is wants to quickly prevent unauthorized devices from accessing the network but policy prevents the company from making changes on every connecting client. Which of the following should the company implement?

A. Port security
C. Mandatory Access Control
D. Network Intrusion Prevention

Correct Answer: A
Section: Mixed Questions

CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1300

A company uses port security based on an approved MAC list to secure its wired network and WPA2 to secure its wireless network. Which of the following prevents an attacker from learning authorized MAC addresses?

A. Port security prevents access to any traffic that might provide an attacker with authorized MAC addresses
B. Port security uses certificates to authenticate devices and is not part of a wireless protocol
C. Port security relies in a MAC address length that is too short to be cryptographically secure over wireless networks
D. Port security encrypts data on the network preventing an attacker form reading authorized MAC addresses

Correct Answer: A
Section: Mixed Questions

CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1204

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is concerned that users could bring their personal laptops to work and plug them directly into the network port under their desk. Which of the following should be configured on the network switch to prevent this from happening?

A. Access control lists
B. Loop protection
C. Firewall rule
D. Port security

Correct Answer: D
Section: Mixed Questions

CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1201

A video surveillance audit recently uncovered that an employee plugged in a personal laptop and used the corporate network to browse inappropriate and potentially malicious websites after office hours. Which of the following could BEST prevent a situation like this form occurring again?

A. Intrusion detection
B. Content filtering
C. Port security
D. Vulnerability scanning

Correct Answer: C
Section: Mixed Questions

CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1147

An organization has a need for security control that identifies when an organizational system has been unplugged and a rouge system has been plugged in. The security control must also provide the ability to supply automated notifications. Which of the following would allow the organization to BEST meet this business requirement?

A. MAC filtering
D. Port security

Correct Answer: D
Section: Mixed Questions

Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q44

At an organization, unauthorized users have been accessing network resources via unused network wall jacks. Which of the following would be used to stop unauthorized access?

A. Configure an access list.
B. Configure spanning tree protocol.
C. Configure port security.
D. Configure loop protection.

Correct Answer: C
Section: Network Security

Port security in IT can mean several things. It can mean the physical control of all connection points, such as RJ-45 wall jacks or device ports, so that no unauthorized users or unauthorized devices can attempt to connect into an open port. This can be accomplished by locking down the wiring closet and server vaults and then disconnecting the workstation run from the patch panel (or punch-down block) that leads to a room’s wall jack. Any unneeded or unused wall jacks can (and should) be physically disabled in this manner. Another option is to use a smart patch panel that can monitor the MAC address of any device connected to each and every wall port across a building and detect not just when a new device is connected to an empty port, but also when a valid device is disconnected or replaced by an invalid device.

Incorrect Answers:
A: In the realm of physical security, access controls are mechanisms designed to manage and control entrance into a location such as a building, a parking lot, a room, or even a
specific box or server rack.

B: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) erects transmission blockades to prevent loops from being created.

D: A loop in networking terms is a transmission pathway that repeats itself.

Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 24, 25, 27, 128, 129