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Darril Gibson
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Forensic Analysis Tools and Security+
Are you planning to take the Security+ exam ? Do you know some basics about forensic analysis? Computer forensics analyzes evidence from computers to determine details on computer incidents, similar to how CSI personnel analyze evidence from crime scenes. S...

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Can you answer this sample Security+ question?

Q. A forensic expert is preparing to analyze a hard drive. Which of the following should the expert do FIRST?

A. Capture an image.

B. Identify the order of volatility.

C. Create a chain-of-custody document.

D. Take a screenshot.

Check out the answer here. 

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Passwords and Security+
Are you preparing to take the Security+ exam? See if you can answer this sample question about passwords. Q. An outside security auditor recently completed an in-depth security audit on your network. One of the issues he reported was related to passwords. S...

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Can you answer this sample Security+ question:

Q. An outside security auditor recently completed an in-depth security audit on your network. One of the issues he reported was related to passwords. Specifically, he found the following passwords used on the network: Pa$$, 1@W2, and G7bT3. What should be changed to avoid the problem shown with these passwords?

A. Password complexity

B. Password length

C. Password history

D. Password reuse

Check out the answer and the full explanation answer here. 

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Can you answer this sample Security+ question?

Q. An application developer needs to use an encryption protocol to encrypt credit card data within a database used by the application. Which of the following would be the FASTEST, while also providing strong confidentiality?

A. AES-256

B. DES

C. Blowfish

D. SHA-2

See if you're correct and view the full explanation here. 

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Security+ and Ciphers
Are you planning to take the Security+ exam? Do you know the differences between block ciphers and stream ciphers? See if you can you answer this sample question. Q. An application developer needs to use an encryption protocol to encrypt credit card data wi...

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New Security+ Exam
Did you hear about the new Security+ (SY0-501) exam? Someone's talking about it because I've recently received several queries asking me about it. Yes, it's true that CompTIA updates their exams every three years. And yes it's reasonable to expect that they...

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Have you heard about the new Security exam? Check out this blog post that includes many FAQs (and answers) about the next version. 

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Can you answer this sample Security+ question?

Q. Employees access a secure area by entering a cipher code, but this code does not identify individuals. After a recent security incident, management has decided to implement a key card system that will identify individuals who enter and exit this secure area. However, the installation might take six months or longer. Which of the following choices can the organization install immediately to identify individuals who enter or exit the secure area?

A. Mantrap

B. Access list

C. CCTV

D. Bollards

See the answer and explanation here.

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Physical Security Controls and Security+
Are you planning to take the Security+ exam? If so, make sure you understand what physical security controls are. In general, a physical security control is something you can physically touch, such as a hardware lock, a fence, an identification badge, and a...
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