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Test Your Tech IQ

Staying current on best practices in information security can be a daunting task. Take this 10-question quiz on information security to evaluate your command of the basics.

July 2008
by David Fordham and Bradley Roof/Journal of Accountancy

Information security is a dynamic field, but keeping track of the latest best practices can be a daunting task. How current are you? Take this quiz on information security basics to find out.

  1. Because no single antivirus program can protect against all viruses, you can enhance protection by installing several different antivirus programs from trusted vendors.

    True or False?

  2. Your company maintains a virtual private network (VPN) that allows off-site employees to connect to the company network via the Internet. The VPN uses the latest and most secure encryption available, encoding all data from the remote computer all the way to the office server. By loading the VPN software on public computers, like those at hotel business centers, you can transact sensitive and confidential business over your company network with a high level of confidence in the security.

    True or False?

This article has been excerpted from the Journal of Accountancy. View the full article here.