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OIC'S Information Management (IM) Training Module

Quiz

Information Security: Quiz

For each question, chose the correct answer

1. There are six different levels of classification or protection that a document can fall under within the Government of Canada.
True
False
Correct
Incorrect – Although there are two main categories called Classified and Protected there are three levels under each – making six different levels of classification or protection. Under Classified a document can be Top Secret, Secret, and Confidential. Under Protected a document can be Protected C, Protected B, and Protected A.
2. Protected Materials are materials that, if they became public, could cause injury to the national interest (could damage Canada as a nation).
True
False
Incorrect – Protected Materials, if they become public, may cause injury to private or other non-national interests (such as individuals and private companies). Classified Materials relate to the national interest.
Correct
3. You must identify and mark sensitive information at the time of its formal completion.
True
False
Incorrect – You actually need to mark sensitive information at the time it is created. Furthermore you need to mark all material used in preparing sensitive documentation (memos, documents, sticky notes etc.)
Correct
4. The only markings you need to use for sensitive documents are: level of sensitivity (in CAPS) and date of creation.
True
False
Incorrect – In certain circumstances you would also include the date or event when automatic removal or change in the level of classification or the protection of information is to occur. Also, TOP SECRET documents require a copy number and an indication of the total number of copies. All pages should be numbered and the total number of pages shown on all pages.
Correct
5. You can store Protected A and Protected B information in the same manner, anywhere on shared folders within your branch/division, CDs/diskettes, or on a hard drive.
True
False
Incorrect – Although Protected B information can be stored in these locations/media just like Protected A materials, there are rules that need to be followed. For instance, the shared folders used need to limited in their access, and the CDs/diskettes need to be labeled and locked up in an approved container when not in use.
Correct
6. When storing paper-based classified or protected material you must ensure your office door is locked when you are not there.
True
False
Incorrect – It is not necessary to lock your office door but it is necessary to ensure your equipment (filing cabinets, padlocks) is approved for the storage and protection of sensitive documents by your local security office.
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7. It is your responsibility to ensure that a person has the appropriate security clearance, and a “need to know” before giving them access to sensitive information.
True
False
Correct
Incorrect – It is your responsibility to verify that the recipient of your sensitive materials meets the access criteria outlined above.
8. Declassification is the act of reducing the level of the sensitivity rating.
True
False
Incorrect – Declassification is actually the REMOVAL of the sensitivity rating. Downgrading is reducing the level of sensitivity rating (e.g. from secret to confidential).
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9. Only when you need to destroy Secret and Top Secret information, do you need to contact IT security for the destruction of electronic media and use a classified waste disposal unit or an approved micro-cut shredder for paper materials.
True
False
Incorrect – These rules apply to Protected B, Protected C, Confidential, Secret and Top Secret documents.
Correct