CISSP PRACTICE QUESTIONS – 20211113

Effective CISSP Questions

Which of the following best protects source code owned by your organization and stored in an internal code repository from being copied? (Wentz QOTD)
A. Copyright
B. Patent
C. Trade secret
D. Trademark

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 C. Trade secret.

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The “source code owned by your organization and stored in an internal code repository from being copied” implies that it’s a proprietary, confidential asset. We typically implement security controls to protect confidential assets from being stolen. Trade secret, in this question, is more appropriate to protect the source code.

Source code can be protected by copyright. However, copyright is highlighted when the source code is delivered to customers or parties outside the organization. When we talk about copyright, it implies that the source code is available to other parties, and licensing comes in.

Patents are suitable for the protection of algorithms implemented in the source code.

Reference


以下哪項最能保護您的組織擁有並存儲在內部代碼存儲庫中的源代碼不被複製? (Wentz QOTD)
A. 版權
B. 專利
C. 商業秘密
D. 商標



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