Multiple Choice Answers

1. Viruses that attach themselves to files with certain extensions, such as .doc or .exe., are __________ viruses.
A. boot sector
B. file infector
C. file destroyer
D. file command
2. According to the CSI/FBI Cyber Crime Survey, __________ of organizations conduct routine and ongoing security audits.
A. 25 percent or less
B. 50 percent
C. 75 percent
D. nearly 90 percent
3. __________ invented the movable-type printing press that accelerated the amount and kind of information that was available to populations.
A. Johann Gutenberg
B. Phil Zimmerman
C. William (Bill) Gates
D. Tim Burners-Lee
4. Which of the following is NOT an example of a computer crime as listed in the textbook?
A. Data diddling
B. Salami slicing
C. Piggybacking
D. Cold calling
5. One common way to gain access to a password-protected system is to use a __________ approach.
A. back-door
B. “sneak peek”
C. brute-force
D. social engineering
6. Persons who plant viruses are called:
A. computer hackers.
B. cyberterrorists.
C. vandals.
D. predators.
7. A mechanism using a digital signature to prove that a message did, in fact, originate from the claimed sender is called:
A. authentication.
B. privacy/confidentiality.
C. nonrepudiation.
D. integrity.
8. The global reach of computer networks has raised concerns over:
A. copyrights.
B. privacy.
C. security.
D. All of the above
9. __________ is a type of software for securing information systems by allowing only specific users access to specific computers, applications, or data.
A. Access control software
B. Computer security software
C. Application restriction software
D. Data protection software
10. Encryption software allows users to ensure:
A. authentication.
B. privacy/confidentiality.
C. nonrepudiation.
D. All of the above
11. The slang term for stolen software is:
A. hackerware.
B. warez.
C. vaporware.
D. discountware.
12. __________ are the least used security technology.
A. Passwords
B. Biometrics
C. Encrypted files
D. Firewalls
13. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 prohibited:
A. stealing or compromising data about national defense and foreign relations.
B. breaking into any electronic communications service.
C. monitoring voice communications.
D. stealing trade secrets.
14. A(n) __________ is an ongoing planning process involving risk assessment, risk reduction planning, and plan implementation as well as ongoing monitoring.
A. information systems security plan
B. disaster recovery plan
C. infrastructure management
D. risk assessment plan
15. Crimes committed against telephone company computers are an example of:
A. phreaking.
B. spoofing.
C. social engineering.
D. data diddling.
16. ECPA is an acronym that refers to the:
A. Electronic Controls Privacy Act.
B. Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
C. E-Commerce Customer Protection Association.
D. Electric Computer Protection Agency.
17. To execute denial of service attacks, intruders often use __________ computers.
A. zombie
B. monster
C. robot
D. android
18. Examples of the ethical conundrum include all EXCEPT:
A. using computer time at work to read personal e-mail.
B. organizations compiling personal information about shopping habits.
C. the government regulating computer crimes.
D. using technology to rearrange photographs.
19. Futurist author Alvin Toffler describes three “waves of change.” The third, and biggest, wave of change to occur is the:
A. Information Age.
B. Industrial Revolution.
C. Agriculture and Handwork Age.
D. Modern Age.
20. Some spam e-mail includes __________, which are attempts to trick financial account and credit card holders into giving away their authorization information.
A. freaking
B. tricking
C. phishing
D. luring