CISSP Question of the Day – 6-14-2016

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Today’s CISSP question topic: Cryptography

Cryptography provides many different types of protections for information. When utilized correctly, which of the following represent things that cryptography CAN do? (Choose Six.)

  1. Detect if a spreadsheet has been changed in an unauthorized way.
  2. Provide confidentiality for a Windows user accessing a Linux web server via a web browser.
  3. Prevent a user from deleting a file they have no permissions to access.
  4. Provide a high degree of assurance that a remote system is who it claims to be.
  5. Recover data that was changed in an unauthorized manner.
  6. Prevent a thief from adding a stolen hard drive to a different computer in order to access its data.
  7. Check to make sure a script is unmodified before allowing it to be executed.
  8. Reduce the effectiveness of ICMP-based Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.
  9. Prevent an authorized user from exfiltrating data from a protected network.
  10. Assist with complying with regulatory data security requirements.



Check Your Answer

  1. Detect if a spreadsheet has been changed in an unauthorized way.
  2. Provide confidentiality for a Windows user accessing a Linux web server via a web browser.
  3. Provide a high degree of assurance that a remote system is who it claims to be.
  4. Prevent a thief from adding a stolen hard drive to a different computer in order to access its data.
  5. Check to make sure a script is unmodified before allowing it to be executed.
  6. Assist with complying with regulatory data security requirements.

Supporting Links:

  1. https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/web-security-privacy/0596000456/ch04s03.html
  2. http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/fr-be/news/news-article/article/encryption-five-major-benefits-2/?no_cache=1&cHash=830e0de35b70a99fff12b2ab05405eae


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