CompTIA Security+ Question B-8

An administrator wants to ensure that the reclaimed space of a hard drive has been sanitized while the computer is in use. Which of the following can be implemented?

A. Cluster tip wiping
B. Individual file encryption
C. Full disk encryption
D. Storage retention

Answer: A

A computer hard disk is divided into small segments called clusters. A file usually spans several clusters but rarely fills the last cluster, which is called cluster tip. This cluster tip area may contain file data because the size of the file you are working with may grow or shrink and needs to be securely deleted.