The Digital Dynamics Quiz: 20 Questions on Cybersecurity

The Digital Dynamics Quiz: 20 Questions on Cybersecurity

Question 1: What is Phishing?

A. A type of fish

B. A cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon

C. A programming language

Question 2: What does the term “Malware” stand for?

A. Malfunctioning Hardware

B. Malicious Software

C. Military Software

Question 3: What is a Firewall used for in a computer network?

A. Speeding up the network

B. Protecting the network from unauthorized access

C. Connecting different network segments

Question 4: What is the purpose of encryption?

A. To compress files to save space

B. To enhance the speed of data transmission

C. To protect the confidentiality of digital data

Question 5: What is a VPN?

A. Virtual Public Network

B. Very Private Network

C. Virtual Private Network

Question 6: What is a Zero-Day exploit?

A. A vulnerability that the vendor has patched but not yet released to the public

B. A vulnerability that the vendor is unaware of and for which no patch exists

C. A vulnerability that only exists for one day

Question 7: What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

A. A security process where the user provides two different authentication factors

B. A new encryption algorithm

C. A type of virus

Question 8: What does the “https” in a URL denote, as opposed to “http”?

A. That the site is the home page of a website

B. That the site is optimized for hypertext

C. That the connection to the site is encrypted

Question 9: What is a Botnet?

A. A network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group

B. A chatbot service

C. A network of robots

Question 10: What is the main purpose of a SIEM system?

A. To manage network devices

B. To provide real-time analysis of security alerts generated by applications and network hardware

C. To simulate cyber attacks to train security personnel

Question 11: What is a Man-in-the-Middle attack?

A. When an attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communication between two parties who believe they are directly communicating with each other

B. When an attacker physically accesses a computer in the middle of a network

C. When an attacker sends a large number of connection requests to a server

Question 12: What is the main difference between a virus and a worm?

A. A virus can replicate itself, while a worm cannot

B. A worm can replicate itself, while a virus cannot

C. A virus is harmless, while a worm is malicious

Question 13: What is Social Engineering?

A. The process of designing social media platforms

B. The use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information

C. A field of engineering that deals with societal issues

Question 14: What is a Brute Force Attack?

A. An attack that involves physical force to gain entry to a building

B. An attack that involves trying many passwords or phrases with the hope of eventually guessing correctly

C. A type of Denial-of-Service attack

Question 15: What is the primary purpose of a CAPTCHA?

A. To ensure that the user is a human and not a computer program

B. To encrypt user data

C. To track user activity on a website

Question 16: What is the principle of “Least Privilege”?

A. Giving users the least amount of training necessary

B. Giving users only the access that is necessary to perform their job

C. The idea that the least experienced users pose the smallest security risk

Question 17: What is a Security Patch?

A. A piece of software designed to update a computer program or its supporting data

B. A uniform patch that security professionals wear

C. A secure area of a network

Question 18: What is the main goal of a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack?

A. To steal sensitive information from a server

B. To make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users

C. To gain unauthorized access to network devices

Question 19: What is the purpose of a Digital Certificate?

A. To certify that a digital document is authentic

B. To ensure that a website is the first result in search engines

C. To encrypt emails

Question 20: What is a Honey Pot in terms of network security?

A. A type of malware

B. A decoy system designed to lure cyber attackers

C. A secure storage for encryption keys

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