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You are a systems administrator that is responsible for supporting a team of software testers in your organization. The test department frequently requires new VMs running a wide variety of different operating systems to thoroughly test a new application your company is developing. VMs must be able to communicate with each other over the network. You are concerned about the potential security impact of these new VMs. Which of the following steps can you take to reduce security risks?

a. Disable network and Internet access for all virtual machines.

b. Place all test-related virtual machines on a private virtual network.

c. Power on virtual machines only when they are being actively used in the environment.

d. Configure virtual machines to run under an account with limited permissions.

 

Answer b

Explanation: Because the VMs must be able to communicate with each other, they will require network access. However, you can reduce network security concerns by creating private virtual networks that are disconnected from the production environment.


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