CISSP PRACTICE QUESTIONS – 20211108

Effective CISSP Questions

You are implementing networks per the Zero Trust principles. Which of the following authentication mechanisms will happen earliest? (Wentz QOTD)
A. Authentication based on RESTful API
B. Mutually authentication based on X.509 certificates
C. Single Packet Authorization (SPA) based on HOTP
D. Network access control based on 802.1X

Kindly be reminded that the suggested answer is for your reference only. It doesn’t matter whether you have the right or wrong answer. What really matters is your reasoning process and justifications.

My suggested answer is D. Network access control based on 802.1X.

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The ISO OSI Reference Model
The ISO OSI Reference Model

Zero Trust principles entail fine-grained authentication, which involves various layers of authentication.

Before getting started to access resources, a client has to connect to the network (physical and data link layer) first. Network access control based on 802.1X is also known as EAP over Lan (EAPoL), in which an authenticator (Switch hub or Access Point) validates identities of wired or wireless clients (supplicants).

Single Packet Authorization (SPA) based on HOTP is typically implemented using UDP, a protocol at the transport layer. HOTP employs HMAC (hash-based message authentication code) to enforce authenticity.

Mutually authentication based on X.509 certificates and authentication based on RESTful API practices at the application layer.

Reference


您正在按照零信任(Zero Trust)原則實施網絡。 以下哪種身份驗證機制將最早發生? (Wentz QOTD)
A. 基於RESTful API的身份驗證
B. 基於X.509證書的相互身份驗證
C. 基於 HOTP 的單包授權(SPA)
D. 基於802.1X的網絡訪問控制



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