Friday, November 28, 2014

Hashing Practice Test Questions

Hashing is an important concept, especially if you plan on taking any type of security exam. This includes the CompTIA Security+ and CASP exams, and (ISC)2's SSCP and CISSP exams.

Can you answer these Security+ questions?

As with any practice test questions, not only should you know why the correct answers are correct, but also why the incorrect answers are incorrect. This way, no matter how CompTIA words the questions, you'll be able to answer them correctly.

Hashing Question 1

Of the following choices, what can you use to verify data integrity?

Hashing Question 2

Lisa manages network devices in your organization and maintains copies of the configuration files for all the managed routers and switches. On a weekly basis, she creates hashes for these files and compares them with hashes she created on the same files the previous week. Which security goal is she pursuing?
A. Confidentiality
B. Integrity
C. Availability
D. Safety