Security+ Practice Test QuestionYour organization has an existing server and you want to add a hardware device to provide encryption capabilities. What is the easiest way to accomplish this?
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AnswerYour organization has an existing server and you want to add a hardware device to provide encryption capabilities. What is the easiest way to accomplish this?
The correct answer is B.
A hardware security module (HSM) is a hardware device you can add to a server to provide encryption capabilities.
A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a chip embedded into a motherboard that also provides hardware encryption, but you can’t easily add a TPM to an existing server.
A Data Loss Prevention (DLP) device can reduce the risk of employees e-mailing confidential information outside the organization.
Organizations use Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to rent access to hardware such as servers via the cloud to limit their hardware footprint and personnel costs.
TPM, HSM, and DLP are covered in depth in Chapter 5 of CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide. IaaS and other cloud computing topics are covered in Chapter 4. Also you may like to check out this blog on TPMs and HSMs.