Com510 final exam 2017 | Computer Science homework help

Computer Science


Question 1 (5 points)

What should you be armed with  computer science   to adequately assess potential weaknesses in each information asset?

Question 1 options:

Intellectual property assessment

Properly classified inventory

List of known threats

Audited accounting spreadsheet


Question 2 (5 points)

Which of the following is a network device attribute that may be used in conjunction with DHCP, making asset-identification using this attribute difficult?

Question 2 options:

IP address

Part number

MAC address

Serial number


Question 3 (5 points)

Which of the following is NOT a valid rule of thumb on risk control strategy selection?

Question 3 options:

When the attacker’s potential gain is less than the costs of attack: Apply protections to decrease the attacker’s cost or reduce the attacker’s gain, by using technical or operational controls.

When a vulnerability can be exploited: Apply layered protections, architectural designs, and administrative controls to minimize the risk or prevent the occurrence of an attack.

When the potential loss is substantial: Apply design principles, architectural designs, and technical and non-technical protections to limit the extent of the attack, thereby reducing the potential for loss.

When a vulnerability exists: Implement security controls to reduce the likelihood of a vulnerability being exploited.


Question 4 (5 points)

By multiplying the asset value by the exposure factor, you can calculate which of the following?

Question 4 options:

Value to adversaries

Annualized cost of the safeguard

Annualized loss expectancy

Single loss expectancy


Question 5 (5 points)

The Microsoft Risk Management Approach includes four phases. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

Question 5 options:

Implementing controls

Evaluating alternative strategies

Conducting decision support

Measuring program effectiveness


Question 6 (5 points)

What does FAIR rely on to build the risk management framework that is unlike many other risk management frameworks?

Question 6 options:

Qualitative assessment of many risk components

Quantitative valuation of safeguards

Subjective prioritization of controls

Risk analysis estimates


Question 7 (5 points)

Which of the following affects the cost of a control?

Question 7 options:


Liability insurance

CBA report

Asset resale


Question 8 (5 points)

Strategies to limit losses before and during a realized adverse event is covered by which of the following plans in the mitigation control approach?

Question 8 options:

Disaster recovery plan

Business continuity plan

Damage control plan

Incident response plan


Question 9 (5 points)

The identification and assessment of levels of risk in an organization describes which of the following?

Question 9 options:

Risk reduction

Risk management

Risk identification

Risk analysis


Question 10 (5 points)

Determining the cost of recovery from an attack is one calculation that must be made to identify risk, what is another?

Question 10 options:

Cost of prevention

Cost of identification

Cost of litigation

Cost of detection

Question 11 (5 points)

Which of the following provides an identification card of sorts to clients who request services in a Kerberos system?

Question 11 options:

Ticket Granting Service

Authentication Server

Authentication Client

Key Distribution Center


Question 12 (5 points)

Which of the following is a commonly used criteria used to compare and evaluate biometric technologies?

Question 12 options:

False accept rate

False reject rate

Crossover error rate

Valid accept rate


Question 13 (5 points)

To move the InfoSec discipline forward, organizations should take all but which of the following steps?

Question 13 options:

Learn more about the requirements and qualifications for InfoSec and IT positions

Learn more about InfoSec budgetary and personnel needs

Insist all mid-level and upper-level management take introductory InfoSec courses

Grant the InfoSec function an appropriate level of influence and prestige


Question 14 (5 points)

Which of the following InfoSec positions is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the InfoSec program?

Question 14 options:

Security technician

Security officer

Security manager



Question 15 (5 points)

The intermediate area between trusted and untrusted networks is referred to as which of the following?

Question 15 options:

Demilitarized zone

Unfiltered area

Proxy zone

Semi-trusted area


Question 16 (5 points)

Which technology has two modes of operation: transport and tunnel?

Question 16 options:

Secure Sockets Layer

Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Secure Shell

IP Security


Question 17 (5 points)

Which of the following is NOT a typical task performed by the security technician?

Question 17 options:

Develop security policy

Coordinate with systems and network administrators

Configure firewalls and IDPSs

Implement advanced security appliances


Question 18 (5 points)

Temporary hires called contract employees – or simply contractors – should not be allowed to do what?

Question 18 options:

Work on the premises

Wander freely in and out of buildings

Compensated by the organization based on hourly rates

Visit the facility without specific, prior coordination


Question 19 (5 points)

Which tool can best identify active computers on a network?

Question 19 options:

Packet sniffer

Port scanner

Honey pot

Trap and trace


Question 20 (5 points)

Which of the following is typically true about the CISO position?

Question 20 options:

Accountable for the day-to-day operation of all or part of the InfoSec program

Frequently reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer

Technically qualified individual who may configure firewalls and IDPSs

Business managers first and technologists second


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Question 21 (5 points)

The penalties for offenses related to the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 depend on whether the offense is judged to have been committed for one of the following reasons except which of the following?

Question 21 options:

For political advantage

For private financial gain

In furtherance of a criminal act

For purposes of commercial advantage


Question 22 (5 points)

There are three general categories of unethical behavior that organizations and society should seek to eliminate. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

Question 22 options:






Question 23 (5 points)

Which of the following is the best method for preventing an illegal or unethical activity? Examples include laws, policies and technical controls.

Question 23 options:






Question 24 (5 points)

Which of the following is an international effort to reduce the impact of copyright, trademark and privacy infringement, especially via the removal of technological copyright protection measures?

Question 24 options:


European Council Cybercrime Convention

U.S. Copyright Law



Question 25 (5 points)

Which of the following ethical frameworks is the study of the choices that have been made by individuals in the past; attempting to answer the question, what do others think is right?

Question 25 options:

Descriptive ethics

Normative ethics

Deontological ethics

Applied ethics


Question 26 (5 points)

Deterrence is the best method for preventing an illegal or unethical activity.

Question 26 options:




Question 27 (5 points)

Which law requires mandatory periodic training in computer security awareness and accepted computer security practice for all employees who are involved with the management, use, or operation of each federal computer system?

Question 27 options:

The Telecommunications Deregulation and Competition Act

National Information Infrastructure Protection Act

The Computer Security Act

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act


Question 28 (5 points)

Which of the following is compensation for a wrong committed by an employee acting with or without authorization?

Question 28 options:


Due diligence




Question 29 (5 points)

The Secret Service is charged with the detection and arrest of any person committing a U.S. federal offense relating to computer fraud, as well as false identification crimes.

Question 29 options:




Question 30 (5 points)

Which entity is not exempt from the Federal Privacy Act of 1974?

Question 30 options:

U.S. Congress


Credit agencies

Bureau of the Census

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