Infosec Know IT All Trivia: Storage security

Give your mind a mini-workout with these trivia questions on storage security.

Test your knowledge of storage security with these trivia questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for...

the correct answer and additional resources. If you get all five questions right, you can call yourself an Infosec Know IT All!

1.) Implemented more from an interoperability standpoint than a security one, vendors have implemented LUN masking and zoning in their switches. What is the benefit of LUN masking and zoning?
a. LUN masking and zoning prevents an outside user from getting direct access to a server that has company data.
b. LUN masking and zoning enable the switch to determine the route and what adjacent network point the data should be sent to.
c. LUN masking and zoning enable a SAN to be split into logical units and accessed only by designated servers.
d. None of the above.

2.) What are the advantages of SANs as compared to file serving and NAS boxes?
a. Low cost
b. Remote backup and recovery
c. Interoperability of software
d. Data security

3.) This supports disk mirroring, backup and restore, and archival and retrieval of archived data.
a. NAS
b. SAN

4.) What is the name of SNIA's internal group that was formed to help identify best practices on how to build secure storage networks?
a. DAFS Collaborative
b. T10 technical committee

5.) Why does storage pooling present a nightmare to security administrators?
a. Because data can be moved transparently across networked storage systems.
b. Because software may be required on every server in the network.
c. Because any host has access to data.
d. Because of a lack of management capabilities.

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1. c. LUN masking and zoning enable a SAN to be split into logical units and accessed only by designated servers.
For more information on LUN, visit this WhatIs definition.

2.) b. Remote backup and recovery
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3.) b. SAN
For more information on storage area networks, visit these Best Web Links on our sister site, SearchStorage.

4.) d. SSIF
For more information on storage standards groups, visit these Best Web Links.

5.) c. Because any host has access to data.
For more information on virtualization, read this white paper on sister site SearchStorage.

This was last published in December 2003

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