CISSP Question of the Day – 8-25-2016

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Today’s CISSP question topic: Access Control

In order to control access to a sensitive database the Paper Street Soap Company requires the use of a very long password. The first half of the password is known only to Colin and the second half of the password is known only to Nick. In order for access to the system to be granted Colin must first enter his portion of the password and then Nick must enter his part. What is the term used to describe the principle at work here? Choose the BEST answer.

  1. Separation of Duties
  2. Split Knowledge
  3. Dual Control
  4. Need-to-Know
  5. Multi-level Security
  6. Defense in Depth


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Colin Weaver

Colin Weaver is co-owner and lead instructor at ITdojo, Inc., a network security and information assurance training center and consulting firm located in Virginia Beach, VA. His passion for technology, networks, and security has led him to become enthralled with the idea of IPv6 and its implementation. In this blog he will share with you glimpses of what he has learned and a hint at what you’ll learn in his classes.