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Network Security

Quiz by GCSE AQA Computer Science

Computer Science
English National Curriculum

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English National Curriculum


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  • Q1
    What is considered the biggest risks to any computer network?
    People themselves
    Internet failure
    Power outages
    Computer viruses
  • Q2
    What is one thing that people can do to leave their school or work network at risk?
    Locking their computer when they leave
    Regularly restarting their PC's
    Using their phones at work
    Opening emails without checking if they are from a known sender
  • Q3
    Why is it so important for a networks security for people to restart their computers regularly?
    To delete all unused files
    To ensure you are fully logged out
    To save space on the network
    So that security updates can be installed
  • Q4
    Which of these best describes the overall job of a firewall?
    To monitor and control data traffic between the internet and a private network
    To only allow certain data out of a network
    To block all websites that contain swear words
    To block all gaming sites
  • Q5
    What is encryption?
    The process of sending emails that can only be read by the sender
    The process of taking plain-text and turning it into cipher-text
    Password protecting your device
    Creating a secret code for send messages
  • Q6
    What is a MAC address?
    An address that is allocated to each electronic device
    The host address of a website
    The address where the router is located
    The address allocated to a network
  • Q7
    How does MAC address filtering keep a network safe?
    It stops any data getting through that doesn't have a MAC address
    It directs and filters the traffic depending on a list of 'allowed' MAC address devices
    Any device with a MAC address is blocked
    It only allows devices with a MAC address access
  • Q8
    Why does having a robust Acceptable Use Policy help protect a schools network?
    It doesn't protect it, but schools must have one
    All staff and students are better informed on how to keep the network safe
    To make it easier for visitors to use the computers
    Staff and students can be blamed if their is a breach of the network
  • Q9
    What does the term Authentication mean in relation to a network?
    The process of encrypting user messages so they cant be hacked
    The process of checking user and device credentials before allowing them access to a network
    The ability to ask user for their password for every piece of software
    Checking a device has all its secularist software updates installed
  • Q10
    Where is the information about students log on details saved in a standard school network?
    In a excel file in the school office
    In a database connected to the networks sever
    Locally on each machine they use
    In a programming file on the server
  • Q11
    Why are network administrators, staff and students all given different access rights to the network?
    To stop students being able to download games
    So that students can delete programs from their devices
    So teachers can look at students work
    To keep the network safe and protect from accidental or deliberate network damage
  • Q12
    What are the risks of not having different access rights from students and staff on a school network?
    Students or staff could accidentally download malicious software onto the network
    Students or staff could change the network settings and disrupt the network
    All of these
    Students or staff could accidentally delete all theirs and others work

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