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Question No.131

To reduce disk consumption, an organization#39;s legal department has recently approved a new policy setting the data retention period for sent email at six months. Which of the following is the

BEST way to ensure this goal is met?

  1. Create a daily encrypted backup of the relevant emails.

  2. Configure the email server to delete the relevant emails.

  3. Migrate the relevant emails into an quot;Archivedquot; folder.

  4. Implement automatic disk compression on email servers.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.132

Which of the following are methods to implement HA in a web application server environment? (Select two.)

  1. Load balancers

  2. Application layer firewalls

  3. Reverse proxies

  4. VPN concentrators

  5. Routers

Correct Answer: AB

Question No.133

Which of the following must be intact for evidence to be admissible in court?

  1. Chain of custody

  2. Order of violation

  3. Legal hold

  4. Preservation

Correct Answer: A

Question No.134

A system administrator is reviewing the following information from a compromised server.


Given the above information, which of the following processes was MOST likely exploited via remote buffer overflow attack?

  1. Apache

  2. LSASS

  3. MySQL

  4. TFTP

Correct Answer: A

Question No.135

When considering a third-party cloud service provider, which of the following criteria would be the BEST to include in the security assessment process? (Select two.)

  1. Use of performance analytics

  2. Adherence to regulatory compliance

  3. Data retention policies

  4. Size of the corporation

  5. Breadth of applications support

Correct Answer: BC

Question No.136

When identifying a company#39;s most valuable assets as part of a BIA, which of the following should be the FIRST priority?

  1. Life

  2. Intellectual property

  3. Sensitive data

  4. Public reputation

Correct Answer: A

Question No.137

A director of IR is reviewing a report regarding several recent breaches. The director compiles the following statistics


Initial IR engagement time frame



Length of time before an executive management notice went out Average IR phase completion

The director wants to use the data to shorten the response time. Which of the following would accomplish this?

  1. CSIRT

  2. Containment phase

  3. Escalation notifications

  4. Tabletop exercise

Correct Answer: D

Question No.138

Adhering to a layered security approach, a controlled access facility employs security guards who verify the authorization of all personnel entering the facility. Which of the following terms BEST describes the security control being employed?

  1. Administrative

  2. Corrective

  3. Deterrent

  4. Compensating

Correct Answer: C

Question No.139

A member of the admins group reports being unable to modify the quot;changesquot; file on a server. The permissions on the file are as follows:

Permissions User Group File

rwxrw-r Admins Admins changes

Based on the output above, which of the following BEST explains why the user is unable to modify the quot;changesquot; file?

  1. The SELinux mode on the server is set to quot;enforcing.quot;

  2. The SELinux mode on the server is set to quot;permissive.quot;

  3. An FACL has been added to the permissions for the file.

  4. The admins group does not have adequate permissions to access the file.

Correct Answer: C

Question No.140

A security analyst is hardening a web server, which should allow a secure certificate-based session using the organization#39;s PKI infrastructure. The web server should also utilize the latest security techniques and standards. Given this set of requirements, which of the following techniques should the analyst implement to BEST meet these requirements? (Select two.)

  1. Install an X- 509-compliant certificate.

  2. Implement a CRL using an authorized CA.

  3. Enable and configure TLS on the server.

  4. Install a certificate signed by a public CA.

  5. Configure the web server to use a host header.

Correct Answer: AC

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Question No.91

A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) suspects someone in the lab testing environment is stealing confidential information after working hours when no one else is around. Which of the following actions can help to prevent this specific threat?

  1. Implement time-of-day restrictions.

  2. Audit file access times.

  3. Secretly install a hidden surveillance camera

  4. Require swipe-card access to enter the lab

Correct Answer: D

Question No.92

A security administrator receives an alert from a third-party vendor that indicates a certificate that was installed in the browser has been hijacked at the root of a small public CA. The security administrator knows there are at least four different browsers in use on more than a thousand computers in the domain worldwide. Which of the following solution would be BEST for the security administrator to implement to most efficiently assist with this issue?

  1. SSL

  2. CRL

  3. PKI

  4. ACL

Correct Answer: B

Question No.93

A network technician is setting up a segmented network that will utilize a separate ISP to provide wireless access to the public area for a company. Which of the following wireless security methods should the technician implement to provide basic accountability for access to the public network?

  1. Pre-shared key

  2. Enterprise

  3. Wi-Fi Protected Setup

  4. Captive Portal

Correct Answer: D

Question No.94

The compute resource center issued smartphones to all first-level and above managers. The managers have the ability to install mobile tools. Which of the following tools should be implemented to control the types of tools the managers install?

  1. Download manager

  2. Content manager

  3. Segmentation manager

  4. Application manager

Correct Answer: D

Question No.95

A security administrator is reviewing the following network capture: -gt;

POST quot;

https://www.banksite.comlt;ENTERgt;JoeUsrlt;BackSPACEgt;erPasswordlt;ENTERgt;quot; Which of the following malware is MOST likely to generate the above information?

  1. Keylogger

  2. Ransomware

  3. Logic bomb

  4. adware

Correct Answer: A

Question No.96

A security analyst captures forensic evidence from a potentially compromised system for further investigation. The evidence is documented and securely stored to FIRST:

  1. maintain the chain of custody

  2. preserve the data

  3. obtain a legal hold

  4. recover data at a later time

Correct Answer: B

Question No.97

Which of the following BEST describes a network-based attack that can allow an attacker to take full control of a vulnerable host?

  1. Remote exploit

  2. Amplification

  3. Sniffing

  4. Man-in-the-middle

Correct Answer: A

Question No.98

A security analyst receives a notification from the IDS after working hours, indicating a spike in network traffic. Which of the following BEST describes this type of IDS?

  1. Anomly-based

  2. Stateful

  3. Host-based

  4. Signature-based

Correct Answer: D

Question No.99

A security analyst reviews the following output:


The analyst loads the hash into the SIEM to discover if this hash is seen in other parts of the network. After inspecting a large number of files, the SIEM reports the following.

File hash: E289F21CD33E4F57890DDEA5CF267ED2

File found: somestuff.xls, somefile.pdf, nofile.doc

Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the hash being found in other areas?

  1. Jan Smith is an insider threat.

  2. There are MD5 has collisions

  3. The file is encrypted.

  4. Shadow copies are present.

Correct Answer: B

Question No.100

A company#39;s loss control department identifies theft as a recurring loss type over the past year. Based on the department#39;s report, the Chief information Office (CIO) wants to detect theft of datacenter equipment. Which of the following controls should be implemented?

  1. Biometrics

  2. Cameras

  3. Motion detectors

  4. Mantraps

Correct Answer: C

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Question No.101

A datacenter recently experienced a breach. When access was gained, an RF device was used to access an air-gapped and locked server rack. Which of the following would Best prevent this type of attack?

  1. Faraday cage

  2. Smart cards

  3. infrared detection

  4. Alarms

Correct Answer: A

Question No.102

During a monthly vulnerability scan, a server was flagged for being vulnerable to an Apache Struts exploit. Upon further investigation, the developer responsible for the server informs the security team that Apache Struts is not installed on the server. Which of the following BEST describes how the security team should reach to this incident?

  1. The finding is a false positive and can be disregarded

  2. The Struts module needs to be hardened on the server

  3. The Apache software on the server needs to be patched and updated

  4. The server has been compromised by malware and needs to be quarantined.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.103

Audit logs from a small company#39;s vulnerability scanning software show the following findings: Destinations scanned:



Server001 – Internal human resources payroll server Server101 – Internet-facing web server


Server201 – SQL server for Server101


Server301 – Jumpbox used by systems administrators accessible from the internal network Validated vulnerabilities found:




Server001 – Vulnerable to buffer overflow exploit that may allow attackers to install software Server101 – Vulnerable to buffer overflow exploit that may allow attackers to install software Server201 – OS updates not fully current



Server301 – Accessible from internal network without the use of jumpbox Server301 – Vulnerable to highly publicized exploit that can elevate user privileges

Assuming external attackers who are gaining unauthorized information are of the highest concern, which of the following servers should be addressed FIRST?

  1. Server001

  2. Server101

  3. Server201

  4. Server301

Correct Answer: B

Question No.104

A security analyst receives an alert from a WAF with the following payload: var data= quot;lt;test test testgt;quot; lt;../../../../../../etc/passwdgt;quot;

Which of the following types of attacks is this?

  1. Cross-site request forgery

  2. Buffer overflow

  3. SQL injection

  4. JavaScript data insertion

  5. Firewall evasion scipt

Correct Answer: D

Question No.105

As part of the SDLC, a third party is hired to perform a penetration test. The third party will have access to the source code, integration tests, and network diagrams. Which of the following BEST describes the assessment being performed?

  1. Black box

  2. Regression

  3. White box

  4. Fuzzing

Correct Answer: C

Question No.106

Which of the following occurs when the security of a web application relies on JavaScript for input validation?

  1. The integrity of the data is at risk.

  2. The security of the application relies on antivirus.

  3. A host-based firewall is required.

  4. The application is vulnerable to race conditions.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.107

A system administrator wants to provide for and enforce wireless access accountability during events where external speakers are invited to make presentations to a mixed audience of employees and non-employees. Which of the following should the administrator implement?

  1. Shared accounts

  2. Preshared passwords

  3. Least privilege

  4. Sponsored guest

Correct Answer: D

Question No.108

A penetration tester finds that a company#39;s login credentials for the email client were client being sent in clear text. Which of the following should be done to provide encrypted logins to the email server?

  1. Enable IPSec and configure SMTP.

  2. Enable SSH and LDAP credentials.

  3. Enable MIME services and POP3.

  4. Enable an SSL certificate for IMAP services.

Correct Answer: D

Question No.109

A development team has adopted a new approach to projects in which feedback is iterative and multiple iterations of deployments are provided within an application#39;s full life cycle. Which of the following software development methodologies is the development team using?

  1. Waterfall

  2. Agile

  3. Rapid

  4. Extreme

Correct Answer: B

Question No.110

Before an infection was detected, several of the infected devices attempted to access a URL that was similar to the company name but with two letters transported. Which of the following BEST describes the attack vector used to infect the devices?

  1. Cross-site scripting

  2. DNS poisoning

  3. Typo squatting

  4. URL hijacking

Correct Answer: C

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Question No.111

An audit takes place after company-wide restricting, in which several employees changed roles. The following deficiencies are found during the audit regarding access to confidential data:


Which of the following would be the BEST method to prevent similar audit findings in the future?

  1. Implement separation of duties for the payroll department.

  2. Implement a DLP solution on the payroll and human resources servers.

  3. Implement rule-based access controls on the human resources server.

  4. Implement regular permission auditing and reviews.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.112

Which of the following are the MAIN reasons why a systems administrator would install security patches in a staging environment before the patches are applied to the production server? (Select two.)

  1. To prevent server availability issues

  2. To verify the appropriate patch is being installed

  3. To generate a new baseline hash after patching

  4. To allow users to test functionality

  5. To ensure users are trained on new functionality

Correct Answer: AD

Question No.113

An analyst is reviewing a simple program for potential security vulnerabilities before being deployed to a Windows server. Given the following code:


Which of the following vulnerabilities is present?

  1. Bad memory pointer

  2. Buffer overflow

  3. Integer overflow

  4. Backdoor

Correct Answer: B

Question No.114

Which of the following cryptography algorithms will produce a fixed-length, irreversible output?

  1. AES

  2. 3DES

  3. RSA

  4. MD5

Correct Answer: D

Question No.115

A security analyst is performing a quantitative risk analysis. The risk analysis should show the potential monetary loss each time a threat or event occurs. Given this requirement, which of the following concepts would assist the analyst in determining this value? (Select two.)

  1. ALE

  2. AV

  3. ARO

  4. EF

  5. ROI

Correct Answer: BD

Question No.116

A security analyst observes the following events in the logs of an employee workstation:


Given the information provided, which of the following MOST likely occurred on the workstation?

  1. Application whitelisting controls blocked an exploit payload from executing.

  2. Antivirus software found and quarantined three malware files.

  3. Automatic updates were initiated but failed because they had not been approved.

  4. The SIEM log agent was not turned properly and reported a false positive.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.117

Which of the following would MOST likely appear in an uncredentialed vulnerability scan?

  1. Self-signed certificates

  2. Missing patches

  3. Auditing parameters

  4. Inactive local accounts

Correct Answer: D

Question No.118

After an identified security breach, an analyst is tasked to initiate the IR process. Which of the following is the NEXT step the analyst should take?

  1. Recovery

  2. Identification

  3. Preparation

  4. Documentation

  5. Escalation

Correct Answer: B

Question No.119

Which of the following precautions MINIMIZES the risk from network attacks directed at multifunction printers, as well as the impact on functionality at the same time?

  1. Isolating the systems using VLANs

  2. Installing a software-based IPS on all devices

  3. Enabling full disk encryption

  4. Implementing a unique user PIN access functions

Correct Answer: A

Question No.120

A security administrator suspects a MITM attack aimed at impersonating the default gateway is underway. Which of the following tools should the administrator use to detect this attack? (Select two.)

  1. Ping

  2. Ipconfig

  3. Tracert

  4. Netstat

  5. Dig

  6. Nslookup

Correct Answer: BC

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Question No.121

A new firewall has been places into service at an organization. However, a configuration has not been entered on the firewall. Employees on the network segment covered by the new firewall report they are unable to access the network. Which of the following steps should be completed to BEST resolve the issue?

  1. The firewall should be configured to prevent user traffic form matching the implicit deny rule.

  2. The firewall should be configured with access lists to allow inbound and outbound traffic.

  3. The firewall should be configured with port security to allow traffic.

  4. The firewall should be configured to include an explicit deny rule.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.122

An employer requires that employees use a key-generating app on their smartphones to log into corporate applications. In terms of authentication of an individual, this type of access policy is BEST defined as:

  1. Something you have.

  2. Something you know.

  3. Something you do.

  4. Something you are.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.123

A wireless network uses a RADIUS server that is connected to an authenticator, which in turn connects to a supplicant. Which of the following represents the authentication architecture in use?

  1. Open systems authentication

  2. Captive portal

  3. RADIUS federation D. 802.1x

Correct Answer: D

Question No.124

An application developer is designing an application involving secure transports from one service to another that will pass over port 80 for a request. Which of the following secure protocols is the developer MOST likely to use?

  1. FTPS

  2. SFTP

  3. SSL

  4. LDAPS

Correct Answer: C

Question No.125

A company hired a third-party firm to conduct as assessment of vulnerabilities exposed to the Internet. The firm informs the company that an exploit exists for an FTP server that has a version installed from eight years ago. The company has decided to keep the system online anyway, as no upgrade exists from the vendor. Which of the following BEST describes the reason why the vulnerability exists?

  1. Default configuration

  2. End-of-life

  3. Weak cipher suite

  4. Zero-day threats

Correct Answer: B

Question No.126

A black hat hacker is enumerating a network and wants to remain convert during the process. The hacker initiates a vulnerability scan. Given the task at hand the requirement of being convert, which of the following statements BEST indicates that the vulnerability scan meets these requirements?

  1. The vulnerability scanner is performing an authenticated scan.

  2. The vulnerability scanner is performing local file integrity checks.

  3. The vulnerability scanner is performing in network sniffer mode.

  4. The vulnerability scanner is performing banner grabbing.

Correct Answer: C

Question No.127

The availability of a system has been labeled as the highest priority. Which of the following should be focused on the MOST to ensure the objective?

  1. Authentication

  2. HVAC

  3. Full-disk encryption

  4. File integrity checking

Correct Answer: B

Question No.128

Which of the following AES modes of operation provide authentication? (Select two.)

  1. CCM

  2. CBC

  3. GCM

  4. DSA

  5. CFB

Correct Answer: AC

Question No.129

A vulnerability scanner that uses its running service#39;s access level to better assess vulnerabilities across multiple assets within an organization is performing a:

  1. Credentialed scan.

  2. Non-intrusive scan.

  3. Privilege escalation test.

  4. Passive scan.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.130

A system administrator wants to provide balance between the security of a wireless network and usability. The administrator is concerned with wireless encryption compatibility of older devices used by some employees. Which of the following would provide strong security and backward compatibility when accessing the wireless network?

  1. Open wireless network and SSL VPN

  2. WPA using a preshared key

  3. WPA2 using a RADIUS back-end for 802.1x authentication

  4. WEP with a 40-bit key

Correct Answer: C

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Question No.61

Which of the following threat actors is MOST likely to steal a company#39;s proprietary information to gain a market edge and reduce time to market?

  1. Competitor

  2. Hacktivist

  3. Insider

  4. Organized crime.

Correct Answer: A

Question No.62

Which of the following types of cloud infrastructures would allow several organizations with similar structures and interests to realize the benefits of shared storage and resources?

  1. Private

  2. Hybrid

  3. Public

  4. Community

Correct Answer: D

Question No.63

A security analyst wishes to increase the security of an FTP server. Currently, all traffic to the FTP server is unencrypted. Users connecting to the FTP server use a variety of modern FTP client software. The security analyst wants to keep the same port and protocol, while also still allowing unencrypted connections. Which of the following would BEST accomplish these goals?

  1. Require the SFTP protocol to connect to the file server.

  2. Use implicit TLS on the FTP server.

  3. Use explicit FTPS for connections.

  4. Use SSH tunneling to encrypt the FTP traffic.

Correct Answer: C

Question No.64

Which of the following types of keys is found in a key escrow?

  1. Public

  2. Private

  3. Shared

  4. Session

Correct Answer: B

Question No.65

A penetration tester is crawling a target website that is available to the public. Which of the following represents the actions the penetration tester is performing?

  1. URL hijacking

  2. Reconnaissance

  3. White box testing

  4. Escalation of privilege

Correct Answer: B

Question No.66


Drag and drop the correct protocol to its default port.


Correct Answer:


Question No.67

Which of the following network vulnerability scan indicators BEST validates a successful, active scan?

  1. The scan job is scheduled to run during off-peak hours.

  2. The scan output lists SQL injection attack vectors.

  3. The scan data identifies the use of privileged-user credentials.

  4. The scan results identify the hostname and IP address.

Correct Answer: D

Question No.68

A security engineer is configuring a system that requires the X.509 certificate information to be pasted into a form field in Base64 encoded format to import it into the system. Which of the following certificate formats should the engineer use to obtain the information in the required format?

  1. PFX

  2. PEM

  3. DER

  4. CER

Correct Answer: B

Question No.69

A company hires a consulting firm to crawl its Active Directory network with a non-domain account looking for unpatched systems. Actively taking control of systems is out of scope, as is the creation of new administrator accounts. For which of the following is the company hiring the consulting firm?

  1. Vulnerability scanning

  2. Penetration testing

  3. Application fuzzing

  4. User permission auditing

Correct Answer: A

Question No.70

Which of the following specifically describes the exploitation of an interactive process to access otherwise restricted areas of the OS?

  1. Privilege escalation

  2. Pivoting

  3. Process affinity

  4. Buffer overflow

Correct Answer: A

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Question No.71

A company is currently using the following configuration:



IAS server with certificate-based EAP-PEAP and MSCHAP Unencrypted authentication via PAP

A security administrator needs to configure a new wireless setup with the following configurations:


PAP authentication method


PEAP and EAP provide two-factor authentication

Which of the following forms of authentication are being used? (Select two.)

  1. PAP

  2. PEAP



  5. EAP


Correct Answer: AC

Question No.72

Joe, an employee, wants to show his colleagues how much he knows about smartphones. Joe demonstrates a free movie application that he installed from a third party on his corporate smartphone. Joe#39;s colleagues were unable to find the application in the app stores. Which of the following allowed Joe to install the application? (Select two.)

  1. Near-field communication.

  2. Rooting/jailbreaking

  3. Ad-hoc connections

  4. Tethering

  5. Sideloading

Correct Answer: BE

Question No.73

Which of the following can be provided to an AAA system for the identification phase?

  1. Username

  2. Permissions

  3. One-time token

  4. Private certificate

Correct Answer: A

Question No.74

A company is terminating an employee for misbehavior. Which of the following steps is MOST important in the process of disengagement from this employee?

  1. Obtain a list of passwords used by the employee.

  2. Generate a report on outstanding projects the employee handled.

  3. Have the employee surrender company identification.

  4. Have the employee sign an NDA before departing.

Correct Answer: C

Question No.75

When performing data acquisition on a workstation, which of the following should be captured based on memory volatility? (Select two.)

  1. USB-attached hard disk

  2. Swap/pagefile

  3. Mounted network storage

  4. ROM

  5. RAM

Correct Answer: BE

Question No.76

A company#39;s user lockout policy is enabled after five unsuccessful login attempts. The help desk notices a user is repeatedly locked out over the course of a workweek. Upon contacting the user, the help desk discovers the user is on vacation and does not have network access. Which of the following types of attacks are MOST likely occurring? (Select two.)

  1. Replay

  2. Rainbow tables

  3. Brute force

  4. Pass the hash

  5. Dictionary

Correct Answer: CE

Question No.77

An administrator is replacing a wireless router. The configuration of the old wireless router was not documented before it stopped functioning. The equipment connecting to the wireless network uses older legacy equipment that was manufactured prior to the release of the 802.11i standard. Which of the following configuration options should the administrator select for the new wireless router?


  2. WPA2 CCMP


  4. WPA2 TKIP

Correct Answer: D

Question No.78


Select the appropriate attack from each drop down list to label the corresponding illustrated attack.


Attacks may only be used once, and will disappear from drop down list if selected. When you have completed the simulation, please select the Done button to submit.


Correct Answer:


Question No.79

Which of the following best describes routine in which semicolons, dashes, quotes, and commas are removed from a string?

  1. Error handling to protect against program exploitation

  2. Exception handling to protect against XSRF attacks.

  3. Input validation to protect against SQL injection.

  4. Padding to protect against string buffer overflows.

Correct Answer: C

Question No.80

An attacker compromises a public CA and issues unauthorized X.509 certificates for In the future, wants to mitigate the impact of similar incidents. Which of the following would assist with its goal?

  1. Certificate pinning

  2. Certificate stapling

  3. Certificate chaining

  4. Certificate with extended validation

Correct Answer: A

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Question No.81

A company determines that it is prohibitively expensive to become compliant with new credit card regulations. Instead, the company decides to purchase insurance to cover the cost of any potential loss. Which of the following is the company doing?

  1. Transferring the risk

  2. Accepting the risk

  3. Avoiding the risk

  4. Migrating the risk

Correct Answer: A

Question No.82

Which of the following characteristics differentiate a rainbow table attack from a brute force attack? (Select two.)

  1. Rainbow table attacks greatly reduce compute cycles at attack time.

  2. Rainbow tables must include precomputed hashes.

  3. Rainbow table attacks do not require access to hashed passwords.

  4. Rainbow table attacks must be performed on the network.

  5. Rainbow table attacks bypass maximum failed login restrictions.

Correct Answer: BE

Question No.83


A security administrator wants to implement strong security on the company smart phones and

terminal servers located in the data center. Drag and drop the applicable controls to each asset types.


Controls can be used multiple times and not all placeholders need to be filled. When you have completed the simulation, please select the Done button to submit.


Correct Answer:


Question No.84

A security analyst is hardening an authentication server. One of the primary requirements is to ensure there is mutual authentication and delegation. Given these requirements, which of the following technologies should the analyst recommend and configure?

  1. LDAP services

  2. Kerberos services

  3. NTLM services

  4. CHAP services

Correct Answer: B

Question No.85


A Security administrator wants to implement strong security on the company smart phones and terminal servers located in the data center. Drag and Drop the applicable controls to each asset type.


Controls can be used multiple times and not all placeholders needs to be filled. When you have completed the simul-ation, Please select Done to submit.


Correct Answer:


Question No.86

Which of the following implements two-factor authentication?

  1. A phone system requiring a PIN to make a call

  2. An ATM requiring a credit card and PIN

  3. A computer requiring username and password

  4. A datacenter mantrap requiring fingerprint and iris scan

Correct Answer: B

Question No.87

When trying to log onto a company#39;s new ticketing system, some employees receive the following message:

Access denied: too many concurrent sessions.

The ticketing system was recently installed on a small VM with only the recommended hardware specifications. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause for this error message?

  1. Network resources have been exceeded.

  2. The software is out of licenses.

  3. The VM does not have enough processing power.

  4. The firewall is misconfigured.

Correct Answer: C

Question No.88

In a corporation where compute utilization spikes several times a year, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) has requested a cost-effective architecture to handle the variable capacity demand. Which of the following characteristics BEST describes what the CIO has requested?

  1. Elasticity

  2. Scalability

  3. High availability

  4. Redundancy

Correct Answer: A

Question No.89

A security administrator has found a hash in the environment known to belong to malware. The administrator then finds this file to be in in the preupdate area of the OS, which indicates it was pushed from the central patch system.


The administrator pulls a report from the patch management system with the following output:


Given the above outputs, which of the following MOST likely happened?

  1. The file was corrupted after it left the patch system.

  2. The file was infected when the patch manager downloaded it.

  3. The file was not approved in the application whitelist system.

  4. The file was embedded with a logic bomb to evade detection.

Correct Answer: D

Question No.90

An application team is performing a load-balancing test for a critical application during off-hours and has requested access to the load balancer to review. Which servers are up without having the administrator on call. The security analyst is hesitant to give the application team full access due to other critical applications running on the load balancer. Which of the following is the BEST solution for security analyst to process the request?

  1. Give the application team administrator access during off-hours.

  2. Disable other critical applications before granting the team access.

  3. Give the application team read-only access.

  4. Share the account with the application team.

Correct Answer: C

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Question No.31

A user has attempted to access data at a higher classification level than the user#39;s account is currently authorized to access. Which of the following access control models has been applied to this user#39;s account?

  1. MAC

  2. DAC

  3. RBAC

  4. ABAC

Correct Answer: A

Question No.32

Multiple organizations operating in the same vertical wants to provide seamless wireless access for their employees as they visit the other organizations. Which of the following should be implemented if all the organizations use the native 802.1x client on their mobile devices?

  1. Shibboleth

  2. RADIUS federation

  3. SAML

  4. OAuth

  5. OpenID connect

Correct Answer: B

Question No.33

A user suspects someone has been accessing a home network without permission by spoofing the MAC address of an authorized system. While attempting to determine if an authorized user is logged into the home network, the user reviews the wireless router, which shows the following table for systems that are currently on the home network.


Which of the following should be the NEXT step to determine if there is an unauthorized user on the network?

  1. Apply MAC filtering and see if the router drops any of the systems.

  2. Physically check each of the authorized systems to determine if they are logged onto the network.

  3. Deny the quot;unknownquot; host because the hostname is not known and MAC filtering is not applied to this host.

  4. Conduct a ping sweep of each of the authorized systems and see if an echo response is received.

Correct Answer: C

Question No.34

A company is using a mobile device deployment model in which employees use their personal devices for work at their own discretion. Some of the problems the company is encountering include the following:


There is no standardization.


Employees ask for reimbursement for their devices.



Employees do not replace their devices often enough to keep them running efficiently. The company does not have enough control over the devices.

Which of the following is a deployment model that would help the company overcome these problems?

  1. BYOD

  2. VDI

  3. COPE

  4. CYOD

Correct Answer: D

Question No.35

A security analyst is diagnosing an incident in which a system was compromised from an external IP address. The socket identified on the firewall was traced to Which of the following should the security analyst do to determine if the compromised system still has an active connection?

  1. tracert

  2. netstat

  3. ping

  4. nslookup

Correct Answer: B

Question No.36

A senior incident response manager receives a call about some external IPs communicating with internal computers during off hours. Which of the following types of malware is MOST likely causing this issue?

  1. Botnet

  2. Ransomware

  3. Polymorphic malware

  4. Armored virus

Correct Answer: A

Question No.37

A database backup schedule consists of weekly full backups performed on Saturday at 12:00 a.m. and daily differential backups also performed at 12:00 a.m. If the database is restored on

Tuesday afternoon, which of the following is the number of individual backups that would need to be applied to complete the database recovery?









Correct Answer: B

Question No.38

A company wants to host a publicly available server that performs the following functions:


Evaluates MX record lookup



Can perform authenticated requests for A and AAA records Uses RRSIG

Which of the following should the company use to fulfill the above requirements?

  1. LDAPS


  3. SFTP

  4. nslookup

  5. dig

Correct Answer: B

Question No.39

An organization wishes to provide better security for its name resolution services. Which of the following technologies BEST supports the deployment of DNSSEC at the organization?

  1. LDAP

  2. TPM

  3. TLS

  4. SSL

  5. PKI

Correct Answer: E

Question No.40

Despite having implemented password policies, users continue to set the same weak passwords and reuse old passwords. Which of the following technical controls would help prevent these policy violations? (Select two.)

  1. Password expiration

  2. Password length

  3. Password complexity

  4. Password history

  5. Password lockout

Correct Answer: CD

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Question No.41

A botnet has hit a popular website with a massive number of GRE-encapsulated packets to perform a DDoS attack. News outlets discover a certain type of refrigerator was exploited and used to send outbound packets to the website that crashed. To which of the following categories does the refrigerator belong?

  1. SoC

  2. ICS

  3. IoT

  4. MFD

Correct Answer: C

Question No.42


A forensic analyst is asked to respond to an ongoing network attack on a server. Place the items in the list below in the correct order in which the forensic analyst should preserve them.


Correct Answer:


Question No.43

Which of the following encryption methods does PKI typically use to securely project keys?

  1. Elliptic curve

  2. Digital signatures

  3. Asymmetric

  4. Obfuscation

Correct Answer: C

Question No.44

An analyst wants to implement a more secure wireless authentication for office access points. Which of the following technologies allows for encrypted authentication of wireless clients over TLS?

  1. PEAP

  2. EAP

  3. WPA2


Correct Answer: A

Question No.45

When systems, hardware, or software are not supported by the original vendor, it is a vulnerability known as:

  1. system sprawl

  2. end-of-life systems

  3. resource exhaustion

  4. a default configuration

Correct Answer: B

Question No.46

When connected to a secure WAP, which of the following encryption technologies is MOST likely to be configured when connecting to WPA2-PSK?

  1. DES

  2. AES

  3. MD5

  4. WEP

Correct Answer: B

Question No.47


Determine the types of Attacks from right to specific action.


Correct Answer:


Question No.48

Refer to the following code:


Which of the following vulnerabilities would occur if this is executed?

  1. Page exception

  2. Pointer deference

  3. NullPointerException

  4. Missing null check

Correct Answer: D

Question No.49

When configuring settings in a mandatory access control environment, which of the following specifies the subjects that can access specific data objects?

  1. Owner

  2. System

  3. Administrator

  4. User

Correct Answer: C

Question No.50

Which of the following explains why vendors publish MD5 values when they provide software patches for their customers to download over the Internet?

  1. The recipient can verify integrity of the software patch.

  2. The recipient can verify the authenticity of the site used to download the patch.

  3. The recipient can request future updates to the software using the published MD5 value.

  4. The recipient can successfully activate the new software patch.

Correct Answer: A

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