25 Feb Practice Test Question – Guard Dogs
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Thomas is considering using guard dogs to patrol the fenced perimeter of his organization’s data processing facility. What category best describes this control?
Correct Answer: D
Guard dogs may be described as either a deterrent or preventive control, depending upon the context. They do serve in a preventive role because they have the ability to corner a potential intruder. However, this is not their primary role. Their main function is to serve as a deterrent to intrusion attempts through their menacing appearance. When taking the exam, remember that you may face questions like this asking you to choose the BEST answer from among several correct possibilities.