Free Security+ Practice Test Questions 2.1

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If you’re preparing for the Security+ SY0-401 exam, you might like to check your readiness with a few free practice test questions. This page includes three free practice test questions from the following objective in the SY0-401 exam.

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Objective 2.1 Explain risk related concepts

  • Control Types
    • Technical
    • Management
    • Operational
  • False positives
  • Importance of policies in reducing risk
    • Privacy policy
    • Acceptable use
    • Security policy
    • Mandatory vacations
    • Job rotation
    • Separation of duties
    • Least privilege
  • Risk calculation
    • Likelihood
    • ALE
    • Impact
    • ARO
    • MTTR
    • MTTF
    • MTBF
  • Quantitative vs. qualitative
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Threat vectors
  • Probability / threat likelihood
  • Risk-avoidance, transference, acceptance, mitigation, deterrence
  • Risks associated with Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Recovery time objective and recovery point objective

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Practice Test Question 1

Q. Of the following choices, what type of control is least privilege?

A. Corrective

B. Technical

C. Detective

D. Preventative

 

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Practice Test Question 2

Q. What is the purpose of risk mitigation?

 

A. Reduce the chances that a threat will exploit a vulnerability

B. Reduce the chances that a vulnerability will exploit a threat

C. Eliminate risk

D. Eliminate threats

 

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Practice Test Question 3

Q.  An organization has purchased fire insurance to manage the risk of a potential fire. What method are they using?

 

A. Risk acceptance

B. Risk avoidance

C. Risk deterrence

D. Risk mitigation

E. Risk transference

 

Answer at end of post.


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SY0-401: Exam Answer 1

Q. Of the following choices, what type of control is least privilege?

A. Corrective

B. Technical

C. Detective

D. Preventative

 

Answer B is correct. The principle of least privilege is a technical control and ensures that users have only the rights and permissions needed to perform the job, and no more.

A is incorrect. A corrective control attempts to reverse the effects of a problem.

C is incorrect. A detective control (such as a security audit) detects when a vulnerability has been exploited.

D is incorrect. A preventative control attempts to prevent an incident from occurring.

 

Objective: 2.1 Explain risk related concepts


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SY0-401 Exam: Answer 2

Q. What is the purpose of risk mitigation?

 

A. Reduce the chances that a threat will exploit a vulnerability

B. Reduce the chances that a vulnerability will exploit a threat

C. Eliminate risk

D. Eliminate threats

 

Answer A is correct. Risk mitigation reduces the chances that a threat will exploit a vulnerability.

 

B is incorrect. Risk is the likelihood that a threat (such as an attacker) will exploit a vulnerability (any weakness). A vulnerability cannot exploit a threat.

C is incorrect.You cannot eliminate risk.

D is incorrect. You cannot eliminate threats.

 

Objective: 2.1 Explain risk related concepts

 


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SY0-401: Answer 3

Q. An organization has purchased fire insurance to manage the risk of a potential fire. What method are they using?

 

A. Risk acceptance

B. Risk avoidance

C. Risk deterrence

D. Risk mitigation

E. Risk transference

 

Answer E is correct. Purchasing insurance is a common method of risk transference.
A is incorrect. Organizations often accept a risk when the cost of the control exceeds the cost of the risk.

B is incorrect. An organization can avoid a risk by not providing a service or participating in a risky activity.

C is incorrect. Risk deterrence attempts to discourage attacks with preventative controls such as a security guard.

D is incorrect: Risk mitigation reduces risks through internal controls.

 

Objective: 2.1 Explain risk related concepts


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2 Comments

  1. I am about to take my Security+ exam in the next couple of weeks, I purchased the book and I am really confident I will do well! I took the Network+ exam and got 3 performance based questions. One of them was to put together a Cat 5 cable. Basically drag and drop in the order it goes. I hope this gives you an idea of what it is going to be like!

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