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CISSP Questions of the Week

By  Sep 7, 2010

Topics: Certification, Security

These CISSP Questions of the Week questions and answers were developed by Shon Harris and the Logical Security development team. We hope you find this to be a helpful resource. Simply select the "Click Here" under each question to find the answer.

1.  What is the difference between a pharming attack and a phishing attack?
     A. Pharming involved DNS poisoning and phishing involves social engineering
     B. Phishing involved DNS poisoning and pharming involves social engineering
     C. Pharming involved DNSSEC and phishing involves TOC\TOU
     D. Pharming involved DNSSEC and phishing involves social engineering

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2.  Which of the following has an incorrect definition?
     A. Deterrent - Intended to discourage a potential attacker
     B. Preventive - Intended to avoid an incident from occurring
     C. Corrective - Fixes components or systems after an incident has occurred
     D. Recovery - Intended to bring controls back to regular operations
     E. Detective - Helps authorize an incident's activities
     F. Compensating - Controls that provide for an alternative measure of control
     G. Directive - Mandatory controls that have been put in place due to regulations or environmental requirements

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