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Which of the following provides nonrepudiation services for e-commerce transactions? A. Public key infrastructure (PKI) B. Data encryption standard (DES) C. Message authentication code (MAC) D. Personal identification number (PIN)
During an audit of a telecommunications system the IS auditor finds that the risk of intercepting data transmitted to and from remote sites is very high. The MOST effective control for reducing this exposure is: A. encryption. B. callback modems. C. message authentication. D. dedicated leased lines.
Which of the following logical access exposures involves changing data before, or as it is entered into the computer? A. Data diddling B. Trojan horse C. Worm D. Salami technique
Applying a retention date on a file will ensure that: A. data cannot be read until the date is set. B. data will not be deleted before that date. C. backup copies are not retained after that date. D. datasets having the same name are differentiated.
When performing an audit of access rights, an IS auditor should be suspicious of which of the following if allocated to a computer operator? A. READ access to data B. DELETE access to transaction data files C. Logged READ/EXECUTE access to programs D. UPDATE access to job control language/script files
In a business continuity plan, there are several methods of providing telecommunication continuity. One method is diverse routing which involves: A. providing extra capacity with the intent of using the surplus capacity should the normal primary transmission capability not be available. B. routing information via other alternate media such as copper cable or fiber optics. C. providing diverse long-distance network availability utilizing T-1 circuits among the major long-distance carriers. D. routing traffic through split-cable facilities or duplicate-cable facilities.
Which of the following would be MOST appropriate to ensure the confidentiality of transactions initiated via the Internet? A. Digital signature B. Data encryption standard (DES) C. Virtual private network (VPN) D. Public key encryption
As a business process reengineering (BPR) project takes hold it is expected that: A. business priorities will remain stable. B. information technologies will not change. C. the process will improve product, service and profitability. D. input from clients and customers will no longer be necessary.
An IS auditor has just completed a review of an organization that has a mainframe and a client-server environment where all production data reside. Which of the following weaknesses would be considered the MOST serious? A. The security officer also serves as the database administrator (DBA.) B. Password controls are not administered over the client/server environment. C. There is no business continuity plan for the mainframe system?s non-critical applications. D. Most LANs do not back up file server fixed disks regularly.
An organization has contracted with a vendor for a turnkey solution for their electronic toll collection system (ETCS). The vendor has provided its proprietary application software as part of the solution. The contract should require that: A. a backup server be available to run ETCS operations with up-to-date data. B. a backup server be loaded with all the relevant software and data. C. the systems staff of the organization be trained to handle any event. D. source code of the ETCS application be placed in escrow.
An IS auditor conducting a review of disaster recovery planning at a financial processing organization has discovered the following: * The existing disaster recovery plan was compiled two years ago by a systems analyst in the organization's IT department using transaction flow projections from the operations department. * The plan was presented to the deputy CEO for approval and formal issue, but it is still awaiting his attention. * The plan has never been updated, tested or circulated to key management and staff, though interviews show that each would know what action to take for their area in the event of a disruptive incident. The basis of an organization's disaster recovery plan is to reestablish live processing at an alternative site where a similar, but not identical hardware configuration is already established. The IS auditor should: A. take no action as the lack of a current plan is the only significant finding. B. recommend that the hardware configuration at each site should be identical. C. perform a review to verify that the second configuration can support live processing. D. report that the financial expenditure on the alternative site is wasted without an effective plan.
The IS auditor learns that when equipment was brought into the data center by a vendor, the emergency power shutoff switch was accidentally pressed and the UPS was engaged. Which of the following audit recommendations should the IS auditor suggest? A. Relocate the shut off switch. B. Install protective covers. C. Escort visitors. D. Log environmental failures.