Learning Real CAS-003 Exam Questions For CompTIA CASP Exam

Learning Real CAS-003 Exam Questions for CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Exam. CAS-003 CASP Exam covers the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, engineer, integrate and implement secure solutions across complex environments to support a resilient enterprise. Real CAS-003 Exam Questions offered by Dumpsbase contain 280 Q&As, which can help you learn CompTIA CAS-003 CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner exam.

Learning Real CAS-003 Exam Questions For CompTIA CASP Exam


Drag and drop the cloud deployment model to the associated use-case scenario. Options may be used only once or not at all.


A security consultant is considering authentication options for a financial institution. The following authentication options are available security mechanism to the appropriate use case. Options may be used once.

3. The data will be hosted and managed outside of the company’s geographical location

The number of users accessing the system will be small, and no sensitive data will be hosted in the solution. As the security consultant on the project, which of the following should the project’s security consultant recommend as the NEXT step?


A security administrator must configure the database server shown below the comply with the four requirements listed. Drag and drop the appropriate ACL that should be configured on the database server to its corresponding requirement. Answer options may be used once or not at all.

5. A security administrator is hardening a TrustedSolaris server that processes sensitive data. The data owner has established the following security requirements:

-The data is for internal consumption only and shall not be distributed to outside individuals

-The systems administrator should not have access to the data processed by the server

-The integrity of the kernel image is maintained

Which of the following host-based security controls BEST enforce the data owner’s requirements? (Choose three.)

6. An SQL database is no longer accessible online due to a recent security breach. An investigation reveals that unauthorized access to the database was possible due to an SQL injection vulnerability. To prevent this type of breach in the future, which of the following security controls should be put in place before bringing the database back online? (Choose two.)

7. A company has entered into a business agreement with a business partner for managed human resources services. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has been asked to provide documentation that is required to set up a business-to-business VPN between the two organizations.

Which of the following is required in this scenario?

8. Given the following output from a local PC:

Which of the following ACLs on a stateful host-based firewall would allow the PC to serve an intranet website?

9. A penetration tester has been contracted to conduct a physical assessment of a site.

Which of the following is the MOST plausible method of social engineering to be conducted during this engagement?

10. A penetration tester is conducting an assessment on Comptia.org and runs the following command from a coffee shop while connected to the public Internet:

Which of the following should the penetration tester conclude about the command output?

11. Two new technical SMB security settings have been enforced and have also become policies that increase secure communications.

Network Client: Digitally sign communication

Network Server: Digitally sign communication

A storage administrator in a remote location with a legacy storage array, which contains time-sensitive data, reports employees can no longer connect to their department shares.

Which of the following mitigation strategies should an information security manager recommend to the data owner?

12. A security engineer is designing a system in which offshore, outsourced staff can push code from the development environment to the production environment securely. The security engineer is concerned with data loss, while the business does not want to slow down its development process.

Which of the following solutions BEST balances security requirements with business need?

13. A systems security engineer is assisting an organization’s market survey team in reviewing requirements for an upcoming acquisition of mobile devices. The engineer expresses concerns to the survey team about a particular class of devices that uses a separate SoC for baseband radio I/O. For which of the following reasons is the engineer concerned?

14. During a security assessment, an organization is advised of inadequate control over network segmentation. The assessor explains that the organization’s reliance on VLANs to segment traffic is insufficient to provide segmentation based on regulatory standards.

Which of the following should the organization consider implementing along with VLANs to provide a greater level of segmentation?

15. A security administrator was informed that a server unexpectedly rebooted. The administrator received an export of syslog entries for analysis:

Which of the following does the log sample indicate? (Choose two.)

16. An organization has employed the services of an auditing firm to perform a gap assessment in preparation for an upcoming audit. As part of the gap assessment, the auditor supporting the assessment recommends the organization engage with other industry partners to share information about emerging attacks to organizations in the industry in which the organization functions.

Which of the following types of information could be drawn from such participation?

17. A recent penetration test identified that a web server has a major vulnerability. The web server hosts a critical shipping application for the company and requires 99.99% availability. Attempts to fix the vulnerability would likely break the application. The shipping application is due to be replaced in the next three months.

Which of the following would BEST secure the web server until the replacement web server is ready?

18. To prepare for an upcoming audit, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) asks for all 1200 vulnerabilities on production servers to be remediated. The security engineer must determine which vulnerabilities represent real threats that can be exploited so resources can be prioritized to migrate the most dangerous risks. The CISO wants the security engineer to act in the same manner as would an external threat, while using vulnerability scan results to prioritize any actions.

Which of the following approaches is described?

19. An engineer is evaluating the control profile to assign to a system containing PII, financial, and proprietary data.

Based on the data classification table above, which of the following BEST describes the overall classification?

20. A security analyst is reviewing the corporate MDM settings and notices some disabled settings, which consequently permit users to download programs from untrusted developers and manually install them. After some conversations, it is confirmed that these settings were disabled to support the internal development of mobile applications. The security analyst is now recommending that developers and testers have a separate device profile allowing this, and that the rest of the organization’s users do not have the ability to manually download and install untrusted applications.

Which of the following settings should be toggled to achieve the goal? (Choose two.)

21. A security incident responder discovers an attacker has gained access to a network and has overwritten key system files with backdoor software. The server was reimaged and patched offline.

Which of the following tools should be implemented to detect similar attacks?

22. An organization is in the process of integrating its operational technology and information technology areas. As part of the integration, some of the cultural aspects it would like to see include more efficient use of resources during change windows, better protection of critical infrastructure, and the ability to respond to incidents. The following observations have been identified:

-The ICS supplier has specified that any software installed will result in lack of support.

-There is no documented trust boundary defined between the SCADA and corporate networks.

-Operational technology staff have to manage the SCADA equipment via the engineering workstation.

-There is a lack of understanding of what is within the SCADA network.

Which of the following capabilities would BEST improve the security position?

23. A company has hired an external security consultant to conduct a thorough review of all aspects of corporate security. The company is particularly concerned about unauthorized access to its physical offices resulting in network compromises.

Which of the following should the consultant recommend be performed to evaluate potential risks?

24. A server ( on the corporate network is experiencing a DoS from a number of marketing desktops that have been compromised and are connected to a separate network segment. The security engineer implements the following configuration on the management router:

Which of the following is the engineer implementing?

25. An internal penetration tester was assessing a recruiting page for potential issues before it was pushed to the production website. The penetration tester discovers an issue that must be corrected before the page goes live. The web host administrator collects the log files below and gives them to the development team so improvements can be made to the security design of the website.

Which of the following types of attack vector did the penetration tester use?

26. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for an organization wants to develop custom IDS rulesets faster, prior to new rules being released by IDS vendors.

Which of the following BEST meets this objective?

27. A user workstation was infected with a new malware variant as a result of a drive-by download. The security administrator reviews key controls on the infected workstation and discovers the following:

Which of the following would BEST prevent the problem from reoccurring in the future? (Choose two.)

28. An engineer is assisting with the design of a new virtualized environment that will house critical company services and reduce the datacenter’s physical footprint. The company has expressed concern about the integrity of operating systems and wants to ensure a vulnerability exploited in one datacenter segment would not lead to the compromise of all others.

Which of the following design objectives should the engineer complete to BEST mitigate the company’s concerns? (Choose two.)

29. After embracing a BYOD policy, a company is faced with new security challenges from unmanaged mobile devices and laptops. The company’s IT department has seen a large number of the following incidents:

-Duplicate IP addresses

-Rogue network devices

-Infected systems probing the company’s network

Which of the following should be implemented to remediate the above issues? (Choose two.)

30. Following a security assessment, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is reviewing the results of the assessment and evaluating potential risk treatment strategies. As part of the CISO’s evaluation, a judgment of potential impact based on the identified risk is performed. To prioritize response actions, the CISO uses past experience to take into account the exposure factor as well as the external accessibility of the weakness identified.

Which of the following is the CISO performing?

31. A Chief Information Officer (CIO) publicly announces the implementation of a new financial system. As part of a security assessment that includes a social engineering task, which of the following tasks should be conducted to demonstrate the BEST means to gain information to use for a report on social vulnerability details about the financial system?

32. A recent assessment identified that several users’ mobile devices are running outdated versions of endpoint security software that do not meet the company’s security policy.

Which of the following should be performed to ensure the users can access the network and meet the company’s security requirements?

33. A systems administrator at a medical imaging company discovers protected health information (PHI) on a general purpose file server.

Which of the following steps should the administrator take NEXT?

34. A Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is reviewing the results of a gap analysis with an outside cybersecurity consultant. The gap analysis reviewed all procedural and technical controls and found the following:

-High-impact controls implemented: 6 out of 10

-Medium-impact controls implemented: 409 out of 472

-Low-impact controls implemented: 97 out of 1000

The report includes a cost-benefit analysis for each control gap. The analysis yielded the following information:

-Average high-impact control implementation cost: $15,000; Probable ALE for each high-impact control gap: $95,000

-Average medium-impact control implementation cost: $6,250; Probable ALE for each medium-impact control gap: $11,000

Due to the technical construction and configuration of the corporate enterprise, slightly more than 50% of the medium-impact controls will take two years to fully implement.

Which of the following conclusions could the CISO draw from the analysis?

35. After investigating virus outbreaks that have cost the company $1,000 per incident, the company’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has been researching new antivirus software solutions to use and be fully supported for the next two years. The CISO has narrowed down the potential solutions to four candidates that meet all the company’s performance and capability requirements:

Using the table above, which of the following would be the BEST business-driven choice among five possible solutions?

36. A financial consulting firm recently recovered from some damaging incidents that were associated with malware installed via rootkit. Post-incident analysis is ongoing, and the incident responders and systems administrators are working to determine a strategy to reduce the risk of recurrence. The firm’s systems are running modern operating systems and feature UEFI and TPMs.

Which of the following technical options would provide the MOST preventive value?

37. A company monitors the performance of all web servers using WMI. A network administrator informs the security engineer that web servers hosting the company’s client-facing portal are running slowly today. After some investigation, the security engineer notices a large number of attempts at enumerating host information via SNMP from multiple IP addresses.

Which of the following would be the BEST technique for the security engineer to employ in an attempt to prevent reconnaissance activity?

38. One of the objectives of a bank is to instill a security awareness culture.

Which of the following are techniques that could help to achieve this? (Choose two.)

39. The risk subcommittee of a corporate board typically maintains a master register of the most prominent risks to the company. A centralized holistic view of risk is particularly important to the corporate Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) because:

40. An insurance company has two million customers and is researching the top transactions on its customer portal. It identifies that the top transaction is currently password reset. Due to users not remembering their secret questions, a large number of calls are consequently routed to the contact center for manual password resets. The business wants to develop a mobile application to improve customer engagement in the future, continue with a single factor of authentication, minimize management overhead of the solution, remove passwords, and eliminate to the contact center.

Which of the following techniques would BEST meet the requirements? (Choose two.)

41. A security engineer has implemented an internal user access review tool so service teams can baseline user accounts and group memberships. The tool is functional and popular among its initial set of onboarded teams.

However, the tool has not been built to cater to a broader set of internal teams yet. The engineer has sought feedback from internal stakeholders, and a list of summarized requirements is as follows:

-The tool needs to be responsive so service teams can query it, and then perform an automated response action.

-The tool needs to be resilient to outages so service teams can perform the user access review at any point in time and meet their own SLAs.

-The tool will become the system-of-record for approval, reapproval, and removal life cycles of group memberships and must allow for data retrieval after failure.

Which of the following need specific attention to meet the requirements listed above? (Choose three.)

42. The board of a financial services company has requested that the senior security analyst acts as a cybersecurity advisor in order to comply with recent federal legislation. The analyst is required to give a report on current cybersecurity and threat trends in the financial services industry at the next board meeting.

Which of the following would be the BEST methods to prepare this report? (Choose two.)

43. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has asked the security team to determine whether the organization is susceptible to a zero-day exploit utilized in the banking industry and whether attribution is possible. The CISO has asked what process would be utilized to gather the information, and then wants to apply signatureless controls to stop these kinds of attacks in the future.

Which of the following are the MOST appropriate ordered steps to take to meet the CISO’s request?

44. A software development team is conducting functional and user acceptance testing of internally developed web applications using a COTS solution. For automated testing, the solution uses valid user credentials from the enterprise directory to authenticate to each application. The solution stores the username in plain text and the corresponding password as an encoded string in a script within a file, located on a globally accessible network share. The account credentials used belong to the development team lead. To reduce the risks associated with this scenario while minimizing disruption to ongoing testing, which of the following are the BEST actions to take? (Choose two.)

45. A security consultant is attempting to discover if the company is utilizing databases on client machines to store the customer data. The consultant reviews the following information:

Which of the following commands would have provided this output?

46. Management is reviewing the results of a recent risk assessment of the organization’s policies and procedures. During the risk assessment it is determined that procedures associated with background checks have not been effectively implemented. In response to this risk, the organization elects to revise policies and procedures related to background checks and use a third-party to perform background checks on all new employees.

Which of the following risk management strategies has the organization employed?

47. A company wants to perform analysis of a tool that is suspected to contain a malicious payload. A forensic analyst is given the following snippet:


Which of the following did the analyst use to determine the location of the malicious payload?

48. An advanced threat emulation engineer is conducting testing against a client’s network. The engineer conducts the testing in as realistic a manner as possible. Consequently, the engineer has been gradually ramping up the volume of attacks over a long period of time.

Which of the following combinations of techniques would the engineer MOST likely use in this testing? (Choose three.)

49. A security engineer must establish a method to assess compliance with company security policies as they apply to the unique configuration of individual endpoints, as well as to the shared configuration policies of common devices.

Which of the following tools is the security engineer using to produce the above output?

50. A newly hired systems administrator is trying to connect a new and fully updated, but very customized, Android device to access corporate resources.

However, the MDM enrollment process continually fails. The administrator asks a security team member to look into the issue.

Which of the following is the MOST likely reason the MDM is not allowing enrollment?

51. A hospital uses a legacy electronic medical record system that requires multicast for traffic between the application servers and databases on virtual hosts that support segments of the application. Following a switch upgrade, the electronic medical record is unavailable despite physical connectivity between the hypervisor and the storage being in place. The network team must enable multicast traffic to restore access to the electronic medical record. The ISM states that the network team must reduce the footprint of multicast traffic on the network.

Using the above information, on which VLANs should multicast be enabled?

52. A security administrator wants to allow external organizations to cryptographically validate the company’s domain name in email messages sent by employees.

Which of the following should the security administrator implement?

53. An organization is preparing to develop a business continuity plan. The organization is required to meet regulatory requirements relating to confidentiality and availability, which are well-defined. Management has expressed concern following initial meetings that the organization is not fully aware of the requirements associated with the regulations.

Which of the following would be MOST appropriate for the project manager to solicit additional resources for during this phase of the project?

54. A SaaS-based email service provider often receives reports from legitimate customers that their IP netblocks are on blacklists and they cannot send email. The SaaS has confirmed that affected customers typically have IP addresses within broader network ranges and some abusive customers within the same IP ranges may have performed spam campaigns.

Which of the following actions should the SaaS provider perform to minimize legitimate customer impact?

55. An agency has implemented a data retention policy that requires tagging data according to type before storing it in the data repository. The policy requires all business emails be automatically deleted after two years. During an open records investigation, information was found on an employee’s work computer concerning a conversation that occurred three years prior and proved damaging to the agency’s reputation.

Which of the following MOST likely caused the data leak?

56. A forensics analyst suspects that a breach has occurred. Security logs show the company’s OS patch system may be compromised, and it is serving patches that contain a zero-day exploit and backdoor. The analyst extracts an executable file from a packet capture of communication between a client computer and the patch server.

Which of the following should the analyst use to confirm this suspicion?

57. A company is acquiring incident response and forensic assistance from a managed security service provider in the event of a data breach. The company has selected a partner and must now provide required documents to be reviewed and evaluated.

Which of the following documents would BEST protect the company and ensure timely assistance? (Choose two.)

58. A security architect is implementing security measures in response to an external audit that found vulnerabilities in the corporate collaboration tool suite. The report identified the lack of any mechanism to provide confidentiality for electronic correspondence between users and between users and group mailboxes.

Which of the following controls would BEST mitigate the identified vulnerability?

59. Which of the following BEST represents a risk associated with merging two enterprises during an acquisition?

60. Two competing companies experienced similar attacks on their networks from various threat actors. To improve response times, the companies wish to share some threat intelligence about the sources and methods of attack.

Which of the following business documents would be BEST to document this engagement?

61. A company is developing requirements for a customized OS build that will be used in an embedded environment. The company procured hardware that is capable of reducing the likelihood of successful buffer overruns while executables are processing.

Which of the following capabilities must be included for the OS to take advantage of this critical hardware-based countermeasure?

62. A software development team has spent the last 18 months developing a new web-based front-end that will allow clients to check the status of their orders as they proceed through manufacturing. The marketing team schedules a launch party to present the new application to the client base in two weeks. Before the launch, the security team discovers numerous flaws that may introduce dangerous vulnerabilities, allowing direct access to a database used by manufacturing. The development team did not plan to remediate these vulnerabilities during development.

Which of the following SDLC best practices should the development team have followed?

63. An engineer maintains a corporate-owned mobility infrastructure, and the organization requires that all web browsing using corporate-owned resources be monitored.

Which of the following would allow the organization to meet its requirement? (Choose two.)

64. After multiple service interruptions caused by an older datacenter design, a company decided to migrate away from its datacenter. The company has successfully completed the migration of all datacenter servers and services to a cloud provider. The migration project includes the following phases:

-Selection of a cloud provider

-Architectural design

-Microservice segmentation

-Virtual private cloud

-Geographic service redundancy

-Service migration

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is still concerned with the availability requirements of critical company applications.

Which of the following should the company implement NEXT?

65. A security controls assessor intends to perform a holistic configuration compliance test of networked assets. The assessor has been handed a package of definitions provided in XML format, and many of the files have two common tags within them: “<object object_ref=… />” and “<state state_ref=… />”.

Which of the following tools BEST supports the use of these definitions?

66. Legal authorities notify a company that its network has been compromised for the second time in two years. The investigation shows the attackers were able to use the same vulnerability on different systems in both attacks.

Which of the following would have allowed the security team to use historical information to protect against the second attack?

67. A web developer has implemented HTML5 optimizations into a legacy web application. One of the modifications the web developer made was the following client side optimization:

localStorage.setItem(“session-cookie”, document.cookie);

Which of the following should the security engineer recommend?

68. A hospital’s security team recently determined its network was breached and patient data was accessed by an external entity. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the hospital approaches the executive management team with this information, reports the vulnerability that led to the breach has already been remediated, and explains the team is continuing to follow the appropriate incident response plan. The executive team is concerned about the hospital’s brand reputation and asks the CISO when the incident should be disclosed to the affected patients.

Which of the following is the MOST appropriate response?

69. A deployment manager is working with a software development group to assess the security of a new version of the organization’s internally developed ERP tool. The organization prefers to not perform assessment activities following deployment, instead focusing on assessing security throughout the life cycle.

Which of the following methods would BEST assess the security of the product?

70. During a security event investigation, a junior analyst fails to create an image of a server’s hard drive before removing the drive and sending it to the forensics analyst. Later, the evidence from the analysis is not usable in the prosecution of the attackers due to the uncertainty of tampering.

Which of the following should the junior analyst have followed?

71. A team is at the beginning stages of designing a new enterprise-wide application. The new application will have a large database and require a capital investment in hardware. The Chief Information Officer (СIO) has directed the team to save money and reduce the reliance on the datacenter, and the vendor must specialize in hosting large databases in the cloud.

Which of the following cloud-hosting options would BEST meet these needs?

72. A company wants to extend its help desk availability beyond business hours. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) decides to augment the help desk with a third-party service that will answer calls and provide Tier 1 problem resolution, such as password resets and remote assistance. The security administrator implements the following firewall change:

The administrator provides the appropriate path and credentials to the third-party company.

Which of the following technologies is MOST likely being used to provide access to the third company?

73. An architect was recently hired by a power utility to increase the security posture of the company’s power generation and distribution sites. Upon review, the architect identifies legacy hardware with highly vulnerable and unsupported software driving critical operations. These systems must exchange data with each other, be highly synchronized, and pull from the Internet time sources.

Which of the following architectural decisions would BEST reduce the likelihood of a successful attack without harming operational capability? (Choose two.)

74. A business is growing and starting to branch out into other locations. In anticipation of opening an office in a different country, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and legal team agree they need to meet the following criteria regarding data to open the new office:

-Store taxation-related documents for five years

-Store customer addresses in an encrypted format

-Destroy customer information after one year

-Keep data only in the customer’s home country

Which of the following should the CISO implement to BEST meet these requirements? (Choose three.)

75. A company contracts a security engineer to perform a penetration test of its client-facing web portal.

Which of the following activities would be MOST appropriate?

76. A large enterprise with thousands of users is experiencing a relatively high frequency of malicious activity from the insider threats. Much of the activity appears to involve internal reconnaissance that results in targeted attacks against privileged users and network file shares. Given this scenario, which of the following would MOST likely prevent or deter these attacks? (Choose two.)

77. An organization is currently working with a client to migrate data between a legacy ERP system and a cloud-based ERP tool using a global PaaS provider. As part of the engagement, the organization is performing data deduplication and sanitization of client data to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Which of the following is the MOST likely reason for the need to sanitize the client data?

78. The code snippet below controls all electronic door locks to a secure facility in which the doors should only fail open in an emergency. In the code, “criticalValue” indicates if an emergency is underway:

Which of the following is the BEST course of action for a security analyst to recommend to the software developer?


Compliance with company policy requires a quarterly review of firewall rules. You are asked to conduct a review on the internal firewall sitting between several internal networks. The intent of this firewall is to make traffic more secure. Given the following information perform the tasks listed below:

Untrusted zone:

User zone: USR

User zone: USR2

DB zone: 10.1.0/24

Web application zone:

Management zone:

Web server:

MS-SQL server:

MGMT platform:

Task 1) A rule was added to prevent the management platform from accessing the internet. This rule is not working. Identify the rule and correct this issue.

Task 2) The firewall must be configured so that the SQL server can only receive requests from the web server.

Task 3) The web server must be able to receive unencrypted requests from hosts inside and outside the corporate network.

Task 4) Ensure the final rule is an explicit deny.

Task 5) Currently the user zone can access internet websites over an unencrypted protocol. Modify a rule so that user access to websites is over secure protocols only.

Instructions: To perform the necessary tasks, please modify the DST port, SRC zone, Protocol, Action, and/or Rule Order columns. Type ANY to include all ports. Firewall ACLs are read from the top down. Once you have met the simulation requirements, click Save. When you have completed the simulation, please select the Done button to submit. Once the simulation is submitted, please select the Next button to continue.

80. A software development manager is running a project using agile development methods. The company cybersecurity engineer has noticed a high number of vulnerabilities have been making it into production code on the project.

Which of the following methods could be used in addition to an integrated development environment to reduce the severity of the issue?



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