CompTIA Security+ Question G-66

A financial company requires a new private network link with a business partner to cater for realtime and batched data flows.
Which of the following activities should be performed by the IT security staff member prior to establishing the link?

A. Baseline reporting
B. Design review
C. Code review
D. SLA reporting

Answer: B

This question is asking about a new private network link (a VPN) with a business partner. This will provide access to the local network from the business partner. When implementing a VPN, an important step is the design of the VPN. The VPN should be designed to ensure that the security of the network and local systems is not compromised. The design review assessment examines the ports and protocols used, the rules, segmentation, and access control in the systems or applications. A design review is basically a check to ensure that the design of the system meets the security requirements.