CISSP Practice question #81

How would an administrator reissue a new type 3 authentication to a user.
A: Give them a new password.
B: Give them a new ID card.
C: We can’t.
D: Give them a HOTP token.

CBK 5: Identity and Access Management
Source: ThorTeaches.com practice tests

Answer


D: With biometrics we can’t reissue authentication factors, you have the same fingerprints, if compromised nothing can be done other than stop using them.

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  1. Answer: C: We can’t
    (( biometrics such as retina scans, iris scans, fingerprint scans, finger vein scans, facial recognition, voice recognition, hand geometry and even earlobe geometry ))
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    Three-factor authentication (3FA)

    Three-factor authentication (3FA) is the use of identity-confirming credentials from three separate categories of authentication factors – typically, the knowledge, possession and inherence categories.

    Multifactor authentication dramatically improves security. It is unlikely that an attacker could fake or steal all three elements involved in 3FA, which makes for a more secure log in.

    Authentication factors classically fall into three categories:

    01. Knowledge factors include things a user must know in order to log in: User names, IDs, passwords and personal identification numbers (PINs) all fall into this category.

    02. Possession factors include anything a user must have in his possession to log in. This category includes one-time password tokens (OTP tokens), key fobs, smartphones with OTP apps, employee ID cards and SIM cards.

    03. Inherence factors include any biological traits the user has that are confirmed for log in. This category includes the scope of biometrics such as retina scans, iris scans, fingerprint scans, finger vein scans, facial recognition, voice recognition, hand geometry and even earlobe geometry.

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