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CompTIA Security+™: Review Guide, Second Edition by James Michael Stewart

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3.6 Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques

An important part of any security solution is to reduce or mitigate possible risk and to deter would be offenders. Unfortunately, not all security solutions are created equal. Some defenses work better than others. This section examines some aspects of mitigation and deterrence.

Manual bypassing of electronic controls

Just because an electronic lock or other form of access control is in use does not ensure that bypassing the system is impossible. In fact, the more complex the electronic control, the more often a simple bypass is possible. Techniques to bypass electronic controls include turning off the power, creating a short circuit, introducing an alternative power ...

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