Studies show that a company's biggest security threat is its own employees. The SANS Institute recommends that organizations take time to educate their employees about computer security and periodically test employees to make sure they understand the basics. To help you in your efforts to raise security awareness in your organization, we've created the following quiz.
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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
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.
d. password cracker
e. general protection fault
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.
e. social engineering
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