This is a takehome exam which means that you can take it home or work on it here at school, but please do the work individually. You can ask me for help in order to clarify what I am asking or for suggestions on places to look for references.
If the question asks you to provide a reference, please provide one. Actually look up a reference for the answer or points will be taken off. The reason you are asked for a reference is for you to start getting familiar with supporting your views with evidence.
Answer all the questions to the best of your ability. That means, don't skip a question. This test is not supposed to be time limited which means you can take your time and look up information you don't know. Never leave an answer blank ... bad strategy on a test. Even if you guess, you will likely get some points for the answer. And, if you are really, really confused as to what I am asking, just email me and I will answer ... in a reasonable time.
Cite references used for questions that needed extra research. URL's, books etc.
a. We discussed authentication. What is multi-factor authentication and why is it preferred to single factor authentication?
b. We did a lab exercise with "Passfaces". Would using Passfaces combined with passwords be an example of multi-factor authentication? Explain your answer.
a. How would you know your computer has vulnerabilities? What tools would you use to discover them? What websites or outside sources would you consult?
b. How would you propose fixing your system? Describe activities, tools, you would use.
a. What design features make an OS more secure?
b. Pick an OS. Argue that it is better than X (fill in the blank). There is no right answer
a. How would you discover if your "private" data has been compromised? SSN, Health Records, Bank Card data.
b. What steps can you take to monitor your identity and identifying information?
Type your answers to the above questions and turn in a printed copy during class.