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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

During a routine security check, a security specialist notices an alert indicating repeated authentication failures followed by a system access event. When examining the system's security logs to assess the situation, which pattern would most likely suggest a compromise?

  • Repeated credential validation errors immediately followed by an entry clearance recorded from a single identifier

  • Continuous internal traffic to the network gateway as part of normal activity monitoring

  • Regular status updates confirming that the security mechanisms are fully operational

  • Routine sign-ins at regular intervals from known network addresses associated with automated maintenance tasks

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Security Operations
Your Score:
Security Operations
General Security Concepts
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
Security Architecture
Security Program Management and Oversight