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CISSP Questions of the Week

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.  ____________ is a directory service designed to eliminate the need for duplication across many computers of configuration data such as user accounts, host names and addresses, printer information and NFS disk mounts on individual systems, instead using a central repository on a master server, simplifying system administration.

        A. NIS
        B. NIS+
        C. YellowPages
        D. DNS

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2. Brad is ultimately responsible for deciding which type of data encryption algorithm to use on a new platform being launched next quarter. What is the most significant factor Brad should consider?

   A. Price
   B. Regulatory compliance
   C. Business risk
   D. Vendor reputation

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3. 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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