CompTIA Security+ Question C-78

Identifying a list of all approved software on a system is a step in which of the following practices?

A. Passively testing security controls
B. Application hardening
C. Host software baselining
D. Client-side targeting

Answer: C

Application baseline defines the level or standard of security that will be implemented and maintained for the application. It may include requirements of hardware components, operating system versions, patch levels, installed applications and their configurations, and available ports and services. Systems can be compared to the baseline to ensure that the required level of security is being maintained.