Quiz #27: Security Awareness for End-users

How much do you really know about the security terms you hear experts throw around? This quiz is not only fun to take, but will also help you gain knowledge needed to protect yourself.



How to take the quiz:
- After reading the question, click on the answer that you think is correct to go to the whatis.com definition. If the answer you've chosen is correct, you will see the question text somewhere in the definition.
OR
- After reading the question, write down the letter of your answer choice on scrap paper. Check your answers by using the answer key at the end of the quiz.

Are you the weakest link?


1. This is a document that states in writing how a company plans to protect the company's physical and IT assets.
a. Data Encryption Standard
b. security policy
c. public key certificate
d. access control list
e. copyright

2. This is a program or file that is specifically developed for the purpose of doing harm.
a. buffer overflow
b. bastion host
c. malware
d. ping sweep
e. passphrase

3. This is a set of related programs, usually located at a network gateway server, that protects the resources of a private network from other networks.
a. firewall
b. sandbox
c. rootkit
d. password cracker
e. general protection fault

4. This is a class of programs that searches your hard drive and floppy disks for any known or potential viruses.
a. intrusion detection
b. Security Identifier
c. Antigen
d. probe
e. antivirus software

5. In computer security, this describes a non-technical kind of intrusion that relies heavily on human interaction. It often involves tricking people into breaking their own security procedures.
a. cyberterrorism
b. debugging
c. hijacking
d. nonrepudiation
e. social engineering

6. This is a program in which malicious or harmful code is contained inside apparently harmless programming or data.
a. war dialer
b. spam trap
c. smurf
d. Trojan horse
e. walled garden

7. This is the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what it is declared to be.
a. conditional access
b. anonymizer
c. bypass
d. user profile
e. authentication

8. This is the conversion of data into a ciphertext that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people.
a. brute force cracking
b. tunneling
c. encryption
d. ciphertext feedback
e. cloaking

9. To be effective, this should ideally contain at least one digit and not match a natural language word.
a. digital signature
b. smart card
c. public key
d. password
e. signature file

10. This is an agreement a company may ask an employee to sign that specifies what is considered to be appropriate (or inappropriate) use of e-mail or Web browsing.
a. RSA
b. AUP
c. set
d. VPN
e. PKI

SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER KEY

Be sure to take:

Quiz #1: Help Desk Basics
Quiz #2: Security Basics
Quiz #3: Data Storage
Quiz #4: Networking Hardware
Quiz #5: Getting Your Message Across the Network
Quiz #6: Servers
Quiz #7: Protocols
Quiz #8: Database Basics
Quiz #9: Wireless
Quiz #10: TCP/IP
Quiz #11: Ego-Booster
Quiz #12: Database II
Quiz #13: AS/400
Quiz #14: Peripherals
Quiz #15: HP
Quiz #16: Web Management Basics
Quiz #17: DSL
Quiz #18: Do you know me? You should!
Quiz #19: Artificial Intelligence
Quiz #20: Cryptography
Quiz #21: We're Going to the Zoo!
Quiz #22: Web Site Performance
Quiz #23: Firewalls
Quiz #24: Web Services
Quiz #25: Security
Quiz #26: Storage Smarts
Quiz #27: Security Awareness for End-users (you're on this quiz now)

ANSWER KEY: 1b - 2c - 3a - 4e - 5e - 6d - 7e - 8c - 9d - 10b

Let us know how you did and suggest a topic for a future quiz! contactus@whatis.com

This was first published in July 2002

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