CompTIA Security+ Question I-27

XYZ Corporation is about to purchase another company to expand its operations. The CEO is concerned about information leaking out, especially with the cleaning crew that comes in at night.
The CEO would like to ensure no paper files are leaked. Which of the following is the BEST policy to implement?

A. Social media policy
B. Data retention policy
C. CCTV policy
D. Clean desk policy

Answer: D

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.