CompTIA Security+ Question K-62

Employee badges are encoded with a private encryption key and specific personal information.
The encoding is then used to provide access to the network. Which of the following describes this access control type?

A. Smartcard
B. Token
C. Discretionary access control
D. Mandatory access control

Answer: A

Smart cards are credit-card-sized IDs, badges, or security passes with an embedded integrated circuit chip that can include data regarding the authorized bearer. This data can then be used for identification and/or authentication purposes.