This course gives you the background needed to understand the key cybersecurity compliance and industry standards.

This knowledge will be important for you to learn no matter what cybersecurity role you would like to acquire or have within an organization.

In this course, you will learn to:

● List and describe several key cybersecurity compliance and industry standards including NIST, GDPR, HIPAA, SANS and PCI.

● Describe an overview of the design, roles and function of server and user administration.

● Understand the concept of patching and endpoint protection as it relates to client system administration.

● Define encryption, encoding, hashing and digital certificates as it relates to cryptography

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Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration Week 1 Quiz Answers 

Quiz 1 - Compliance and Regulations for Cybersecurity - Practice Quiz

Q1. Which of the bad guys are described as “They are “in” an organization but are human and make mistakes”?

  • Inadvertant Actor

Q2. Which is NOT one of the security controls?

  • Testing

Q3. What year did the GDPR come into effect?

  • 2018

Q4. Which three (3) of these obligations are part of the 5 key GDPR obligations? Check all that apply

  • Accountability of Compliance
  • Consent
  • Rights of EU Data Subject

Quiz 2: System and Organization Controls Report (SOC) Overview - Practice Quiz

Q1. Which is the foundational principle that everyone will get during a SOC audit?

  • Security

Industry Standards - Practice Quiz

Q1. The HIPAA security rule requires covered entites to maintain which two (2) reasonable safeguards for protecting e-PHI?

  • Physical
  • Technical

Q2. HIPAA Administrative safeguards include which two (2) of the following ?

  • Security Personnel 
  • Workforce Training and Management

Q3. PCI includes 264 requirements grouped under how many main requirements ?

  • 12

CIS Critical Security Controls - Practice Quiz

Q1. If you are a mature organization which CIS Controls Implementation Group would you use?

  • Implementation Group 3

Quiz 3: Compliance Frameworks and Industry Standards - Main Quiz

Q1. A security attack is defined as which of the following?

  • An event that has been identified by correlation and analytics tools as a malicious activity.

Q2. Which order does a typical compliance process follow?

  • Establish scope, readiness assessment, gap remediation, testing/auditing, management reporting

Q3. Under GDPR who determines the purpose and means of processing of personal data?

  • Controller

Q4. Under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which standard focuses on Privacy?

  • ISO 27018

Q5. Which SOC report is closest to an ISO report?

  • Type 1

Q6. What is an auditor looking for when they test control the control for implementation over an entire offering with no gaps?

  • Completeness

Q7. The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities to maintain which three (3) reasonable safeguards for protecting e-PHI?

  • physical
  • technical
  • administrative

Q8. HIPAA Administrative safeguards include which two (2) of the following?

  • Workforce training and management
  • Security Personnel

Q9. Who is the governing entity for HIPAA?

  • US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights

Q10. HIPAA Physical safeguards include which two (2) of the following?

  • Workstation and Device Security
  • Facility Access and Control

Q11. PCI uses which three (3) of the following Card Holder Data Environment categories to determine scope?

  • Technology
  • Processes
  • People

Q12. One PCI Requirement is using an approved scanning vendor to scan at what frequency?

  • Quarterly

Q13. In which CIS control category will you find Incident Response and Management?

  • Organizational

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration Week 2 Quiz Answers 

Client System Administration and Endpoint Protection - Practice Quiz - Quiz 1

Q1. Which is NOT an example of a client?

  • e-mail Server

Q2. Which three (3) threat key factors should be considered when looking at an Endpoint Security Solution?

  • threat hunting
  • user education
  • detection response


Q1. A patch is a set of changes to a computer program or its data designed for which three (3) functions?

  • update
  • improve
  • fix

Q2. Which two types of updates do most organizations patch as soon as possible after testing?

  • Security and Critical

Quiz 2 - Client System Administration, Endpoint Protection and Patching - Main Quiz

Q1. Which three (3) are common Endpoint attack types?

  • Whale hunting
  • Ad Network
  • Spear Phishing

Q2. Endpoint detection and response includes which three (3) of these key technologies?

  • Zero-day OS updates.
  • Automatic policy creation for endpoints.
  • Continuous monitoring.

Q3. Which common endpoint attack is targeted at supply chain infiltration?

  • Island Hopping

Q4. What two windows security updates do most organizations always patch?

  • critical and important

Q5. How frequently will most organizations distribute patches?

  • Monthly

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration Week 3 Quiz Answers 

Windows Administration - Practice Quiz - Quiz 1

Q1. Which three (3) objects are typically managed by active directory?

  • Services
  • Network User
  • Volumes

Q2. Which type of group within Active Directory is used to assign permissions to shared resources?

  • Security groups

Q3. Does Kerberos Authentication provide several benefits including which three (3) of the following?

  • interoperability
  • single sign on
  • delegated authentication

Q4. Which of the nine different kinds of Windows events that can be audited is used to see when someone has shut down or restarted the computer or when a program tries to do something it does not have permission to do?

  • System events
Linux Basics - Practice Quiz

Q1. True or False:  Internal commands are built into the shell program and are shell dependent?

  • True

Q2. Which Linux Run Level shuts down all services when the system is being rebooted?

  • Run Level 6:  Reboot

Quiz 2 - Server and User Administration - Main Quiz

Q1. Which Windows directory folder stores per-user application data and settings?

  • \AppData

Q2. Which is NOT an example of a default Windows local user account?

  • Network Service

Q3. Which feature allows Active Directory to be shared by multiple servers?

  • A replication services

Q4. Which three (3) of the following steps can be taken to help protect sensitive Windows domain accounts? (Select 3)

  • Separate administrator accounts from user accounts.
  • Disable the account delegation rights for administrator accounts.
  • Create dedicated workstation hosts without Internet and email access.

Q5. What tool can an administrator use to manage servers on private networks that are not connected to the Internet?

  • Windows Admin Center

Q6. Which of the nine different kinds of Windows events that can be audited is used to see each instance of a user logging on to and logging off from another computer?

  • Account logon

Q7. Which of these commands does not shut down the Linux operating system?

  • reboot
  • itit 6
  • shutdown -r

Q8. Which Linux commands are totally shell-independent and usually found in any Linux distribution?

  • External commands

Q9. Which three (3) of the following are common choices of Shell?

  • tcsh
  • Bash
  • sh

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration Week 4 Quiz Answers 

Cryptography Basics - Practice Quiz - Quiz 1

Q1. Which of the cryptography basics ensures authentication, non-repudiation, and integrity?

  • Digital Signatures

Q2. Complete the following statement.

Data can be encrypted_____

  • at rest, in use, and in transit.

Q3. Which is NOT a pitfall of encryption?

  • Implementing a reliable and proven cryptography

Q4. True or False:  Internal commands are built into the shell program and are shell-dependent.

  • True

Quiz 2 - Cryptography and Compliance Pitfalls - Main Quiz

Q1. True or False:  A whole branch of hacking – Reverse Engineering – is devoted to discovering hidden algorithms and data.

  • True

Q2. Which is not a key takeaway of best practices of cryptography?

  • Do rely on your own encryption algorithms.

Q3. Which three (3) are true of digital signatures?

  • Ensures authentication, non-reputiation, and integrity

Q4. What is the recommendation to avoid the encrypting data at rest pitfall “Using hardcoded/easily guessed keys”?

  • Select cryptographically-random keys, do not reuse keys for different installs.

Q5. Which two (2) statements are true of the Hash function?

  • Hashing provides integrity.
  • Maps data of arbitrary size to data of a fixed size.

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