Security Science: August

Test your security knowledge with SSI’s August Security Science Quiz!

The most fundamental element of computer networking is:

  1. Compression
  2. Bandwidth
  3. Hard drive capacity
  4. Its local area network (LAN)

2. Bandwidth is typically measured in:

  1. Watts
  2. Kilowatts
  3. Bits
  4. Milliamps

3. Bandwidth can also be measured in:

  1. End of line resistors (EOLRs)
  2. Microamps
  3. Ohms
  4. Bytes

4. Megabits are quantified in how many bits?

  1. Thousands
  2. Millions
  3. Billions
  4. Trillions

5. Gigabits are quantified in how many bits?

  1. Thousands
  2. Millions
  3. Billions
  4. Trillions

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6. The most common asymmetric bandwidth wide area networks (WANs) are:

  1. DSL, cable modem and satellite
  2. POTS, fiber optics and Z-Wave
  3. DDSL, multiplex and computer binary output
  4. Amplifier, mesh and PTMP

7. In LANs, the three most common network bandwidth capacities are:

  1. 100kbps; 1,000Mbps (1Gig); 10,000Mbps (10Gig)
  2. 100Mbps; 1,000Mbps (1Gig); 10,000Mbps (10Gig)
  3. 100Mbps; 2,000Mbps (2Gig); 10,000Mbps (10Gig)
  4. 200kbps; 1,000Mbps (2Gig); 100,000Mbps (10Gig)

8. Using current technology, IP addresses are associated with:

  1. Asymmetric bandwidth
  2. Static and dynamic addressing
  3. Subnet masking
  4. Symmetric bandwidth

9. CCTV surveillance security systems are typically and manually assigned:

  1. GSM and HSPA addresses
  2. Static addresses
  3. Subnet masking
  4. HSPA and GPRS addresses

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About the Author


Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, FACFEI, CHS-IV, SET, CCI, FASI&T, MBAT, writes Security Sales & Integration’s “Security Science” column. He is also president of IDS Research and Development, an alarm and security consultation, expert witness and training authority providing nationwide services on all issues related to alarm and security matters. He can be reached at (201) 287-0900.

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