CompTIA Security+ Question B-88

Which of the following security concepts would Emily, the security administrator, use to mitigate the risk of data loss?

A. Record time offset
B. Clean desk policy
C. Cloud computing
D. Routine log review

Answer: B

Clean Desk Policy Information on a desk—in terms of printouts, pads of note paper, sticky notes, and the like—can be easily seen by prying eyes and taken by thieving hands. To protect data and your business, encourage employees to maintain clean desks and to leave out only those papers that are relevant to the project they are working on at that moment. All sensitive information should be put away when the employee is away from their desk. This will mitigate the risk of data loss when applied.