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Free CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Practice Question

A network administrator discovers an unpatched vulnerability in the organization's server software that is actively being exploited in the wild. After investigating, they find out that this vulnerability has a designated identification number assigned by the CVE program. What is the most appropriate initial action for the administrator to take to protect against this specific vulnerability?

  • Conduct a thorough risk assessment to understand potential impacts

  • Install an additional firewall to block the attack vector

  • Change the network topology to restrict access to the vulnerable server

  • Add redundant servers to the network to dilute the impact of the exploitation

  • Apply the patch provided by the vendor to mitigate the vulnerability

  • Disable the affected server until a solution can be found

This question's topic:
CompTIA Network+ N10-008 / 
Network Security
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