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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.  Karen encrypts data with a private key and sends it to Bob. By doing this Karen is proving ____________.

        A. Authenticity
        B. Receipt
        C. Authorization
        D. Confidentiality

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2. Sam is a software developer and has recently gone through secure software development courses. When reviewing his programming code, he sees that his software splits authentication and authorization steps. Why would this be a  concern?

   A. A buffer overflow can cause authorization before identification steps
   B. Processing sequencing can be manipulated
   C. HTTP splitting can take place
   D. Browser injection can take place

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3. Which of the following would be considered restrictions of a hierarchical database structure?

   i. To be able to access a certain data entity within a hierarchical database requires the knowledge of which branch to start with and which route to take through each layer until the data are reached.
   ii. To be able to access a certain key entity within a hierarchical database requires the knowledge of which branch to start with and which route to take through each layer until the data are reached.
   iii. It does not use indexes as relational databases do for searching procedures.
   iv. It does use indexes as relational databases do for searching procedures.

   A. i, iii
   B. i, ii, iii
   C. ii, iii, iv
   D. i, ii

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