Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Order of Volatility and CyberSec First Responder (CFR)

Are you planning to take the CyberSec First Responder (CFR) exam. See if you can answer this sample question?

Q. Consider the following computer elements that can contain data used for digital forensics.
  • Printout
  • CPU cache
  • SSD
  • Virtual memory
Which of the following accurately identifies the correct order of volatility from most volatile to least volatile?

A. Printout, CPU cache, SSD, virtual memory
B. CPU cache, printout, virtual memory, SSD
C. SSD, virtual memory, printout, CPU cache
D. CPU cache, virtual memory, SSD, printout

Do you know the correct answer? More, do you why the incorrect answers are incorrect? Check out this post for the full answer and explanation.