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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

What is the primary purpose of applying masking to sensitive data within an organization's IT environment?

  • To irreversibly transform data into a cryptographic string to verify its integrity

  • To encrypt data with a cryptographic key to ensure only authorized users can access the content

  • To obscure specific data elements within a database to hide sensitive information from unauthorized viewers

  • To physically separate sensitive data from the rest of the organization's data environment

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