CISSP Practice question #15

We are implementing database shadowing, how does it help us ensure we can recover from a data loss on our primary systems?
A: It sends transaction logs to a remote location, but not the files themselves. We can rebuild the transactions from the logs.
B: It uses a remote backups service that sends backup files electronically offsite at a certain interval or when the files change.
C: It makes an exact real time copy at another location, this can be another local disk or preferred remote to another type of media.
D: It takes a full backup of our database once a week to tape.

CBK 8: Software Development Security
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Answer


C: Database shadowing: Exact real time copy of the database or files to another location. It can be another disk in the same server, but best practices dictates another geographical location, often on a different media.

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CISSP Practice question #14

Our IPS lets permitted traffic pass, what is this an example of?
A: True positive.
B: True negative.
C: False positive.
D: False negative.

CBK 7: Security Operations
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Answer


A: True Positive: An attack is happening and the system detects it and acts.

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CISSP Practice question #13

When we create an application whitelist we are doing what?
A: Make a list of allowed applications.
B: Making a list of prohibited applications.
C: Making a list of all applications.
D: Making a list of all of our own developed applications.

CBK 7: Security Operations
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Answer


A: Application whitelisting: We can whitelist the applications we want to allow to run on our environments, but it can also be compromised. We would whitelist against a trusted digital certificate, a known hash or path and name, the latter is the least secure, an attacker can replace the file at the path with a malicious copy.

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CISSP Practice question #12

Which of these would not have data remanence after the system has been powered off for 10 minutes.
A: Hard disks.
B: Read only memory.
C: Random access memory.
D: Tapes.

CBK 2: Asset Security
Source: ThorTeaches.com practice tests

Answer


C: RAM (Random access memory) would lose its data remanence after a few seconds to a few minutes after the loss of power.

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CISSP Practice question #11

In open source programming we:
A: Release the software, but not the code.
B: Release the code and the software.
C: Release neither the software or code.
D: Release the code, but not the software.

CBK 8: Software Development Security
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Answer


B: Open source: We release the code publicly, where it can be tested, improved and corrected, but it also allows attackers to find the flaws in the code.

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CISSP Practice question #10

These can all be used in IPSec except which concept?
A: AH.
B: ESP.
C: SA.
D: DR.

CBK 3: Security Engineering
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Answer


D: IPSEC (Internet Protocol Security): Set of protocols that provide a cryptographic layer to IP traffic (IPv4 and IPv6). It uses AH (Authentication Header) to provide authentication and integrity for each packet. ESP (Encapsulation Security Payload) which provides confidentiality and SA (Security Association) which is a simplex one-way communication (Like a walkie talkie).Can be used to negotiate ESP or AH parameters.

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CISSP Practice question #9

Which type of access control model would we use if integrity is most important?
A: DAC.
B: RBAC.
C: MAC.
D: RUBAC.

CBK 5: Identity and Access Management
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Answer


B: RBAC (Role Based Access Control): Often used when Integrity is most important. Policy neutral access control mechanism defined around roles and privileges. A role is assigned permissions, and subjects in that role are added to the group, if they move to another position they are moved to the permissions group for that position.

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CISSP Practice question #8

Jane is tasked with looking at FIDM, which of these would she not consider.
A: Security tokens.
B: Microsoft Azure cloud.
C: RFID.
D: Windows identity foundation.

CBK 5: Identity and Access Management
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Answer


C: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is used a variety of things including smart cards and not FIDM (Federated Identity Management).

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CISSP Certification: Competition time – Win a CISSP practice test! October 8th 2017

Competition time!

Enter to win a free CISSP Practice exam.

Rules:

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The Winner will be drawn at random after the competition is over and announced in the Facebook group!
If you already own all 4 practice tests, we can do an amazon gift card instead, but only available to people with all 4 tests ($10 value).
The competition ends October 14th at 12:00 HST (noon).

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CISSP Practice question #7

A fire can be which type of a disaster?
A: Environmental.
B: Human.
C: Natural.
D: All of these.

CBK 7: Security Operations
Source: ThorTeaches.com practice tests

Answer


D: Fires can be caused by nature, our environment and people.

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