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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.  Which of the following best describes a software deadlock?

       A. Process A commits resource 1 and needs to use resource 2 to properly complete its task, but process B has committed resource 2 and needs resource 2 to finish its job.
       B. Process 1 needs to carry out its work before process 2 accesses the same resource and carries out its tasks. If process 2 goes before process 1, the outcome could be very different.
       C. Process A commits resource 1 and needs to use resource 2 to properly complete its task, but process B has committed resource 2 and needs resource 1 to finish its job.
       D. Process 1 needs to carry out its work before process 2 accesses the same resource and carries out its tasks. If process 2 goes before process 2, the outcome could be very different.

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2. "Shoulder surfing" is an example of what kind of security failure?

   A. Social engineering
   B. Confidentiality
   C. Countermeasure
   D. Policy

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3. Session Initiation Protocol consists of two major components: the _____________  and __________________.

       A. User Agent Client, User Agent Server
       B. User Agent Client, User Agent Service
       C. User Client, User Service
       D. User Urgent Client, User Urgent Server

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