27 Jun Practice Test Question – Operating System Security
Preparing for your next security certification exam? After trying your hand at this practice test question, join the FREE CertMike Study Group for the CISSP, Security+, CySA+, PenTest+, CISM+ or SSCP certification to receive new questions each week. You’ll also receive free access to my customized study strategies.
Brandy is using a computer at a hotel business center and she is concerned that the operating system on the device may be compromised. What is the best way for her to use this computer in a secure fashion?
A. Use live boot media
B. Run a malware scan
C. Connect to a VPN
D. Only access secure websites
Correct Answer: A
If Brandy’s major concern is a compromised operating system, she can bypass the operating system on the device by booting it from live boot media and running her own operating system on the hardware. Running a malware scan may provide her with some information but may not detect all compromises and Brandy likely does not have the necessary permissions to correct any issues. Using a VPN or accessing secure sites would not protect her against a compromised operating system, as the operating system would be able to view the contents of her communication prior to encryption.