Sunday, May 22, 2016

How to Interpret Performance-Based Questions

Can you answer this sample performance-based question?

Your organization has the following security requirements:

  • Homer is the night-time nuclear power plant manager and should only be allowed to access classified documents during his working hours. 
  • Personnel within the IT department should be able to access materials they need, but should not be able to access materials used by personnel in the nuclear engineer department. 
  • Only nuclear engineers with the label of Meltdown should be able to access highly classified material with the same label. 
 Fill in the table with the following available answers:
  • Departments
  • Meltdown
  • Time-based Restriction
  • Nuclear engineers
  • Homer
 Component   Your Answer 
 Role-Based Access Control  ___
 Mandatory Access Control   ___
 Nuclear Power Plant Manager   ___

Note that all of the available answers will not be used. However, you must meet all of the requirements.

Do you know the answer? More, do you know why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect?

You can view the answer and explanation here.