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# In order to keep the competitive edge gained by our

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01 Jan 2011, 10:20
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In order to keep the competitive edge gained by our extensive research and innovative methods, information security must remain a high priority for our company. The information stored on our networks including everything from research data, to training materials, to company memos - could potentially be very valuable to competitors and foreign governments alike. All employees must work to protect company information, not only through passwords and data encryption, but also through the physical control of company assets, such as laptops.

If all of the above statements are true, which of the following statements can be most directly inferred?

A)Passwords are often inadequate forms of security, leading to the need for "physical control" over data storage objects such as laptops.
B)Employees are not allowed to discuss their research with anyone other than fellow company employees.
C)Company information carries a high monetary value, making the network attractive to hackers.
D)The company is willing to go to great expense to protect its information.
E)Employees must attend classes to learn to use the latest security software.

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02 Jan 2011, 17:39
A) This is just wrong, password and physical safety cannot be compared like that. Passwords protects against e-attacks and physical againgst dito.
B) Not mentioned in the text
C) Correct, the text mentions that their intel could be valuable to competitors and foreign govt.
D) No clear support in the text
E) Not mentioned at all.
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18 Feb 2011, 22:54
It's actually B. I disagree with this answer choice though.

My own answer is A. For inference CRs, one needs to stick to the premises stated without introducing new data to those premises. A does the trick, B does not because it introduces new info.

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19 Feb 2011, 00:20
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not only .... but also ------> this means "password" aint enough. hence A.

All employees must work to protect company information, not only through passwords and data encryption, but also through the physical control of company assets, such as laptops.

A)Passwords are often inadequate forms of security, leading to the need for "physical control" over data storage objects such as laptops.
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19 Feb 2011, 06:16
Very difficult. I chose B, but it seems "true but not relevant" to me. If answer choice C didn't mention the hackers, it would be my choice.
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19 Feb 2011, 06:19
I think that an answer choice can introduce new info in inference questions when these new infos are completely validated by the premises, as it is with B.

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It's actually B. I disagree with this answer choice though.

My own answer is A. For inference CRs, one needs to stick to the premises stated without introducing new data to those premises. A does the trick, B does not because it introduces new info.

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19 Feb 2011, 21:34
Hmm, you're right. I just read Powerscore on the Must Be True Topic.

I had my choices narrowed down to B and A, but picked A.

miguelmick wrote:
I think that an answer choice can introduce new info in inference questions when these new infos are completely validated by the premises, as it is with B.

USCTrojan2006 wrote:
It's actually B. I disagree with this answer choice though.

My own answer is A. For inference CRs, one needs to stick to the premises stated without introducing new data to those premises. A does the trick, B does not because it introduces new info.

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20 Feb 2011, 08:23
i m not sure if everything's clear to me..
can somebody pls explain in detail???
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20 Feb 2011, 13:44
A) sounds right. What is the source?
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04 May 2015, 13:25
In order to keep the competitive edge gained by our extensive research and innovative methods, information security must remain a high priority for our company. The information stored on our networks including everything from research data, to training materials, to company memos - could potentially be very valuable to competitors and foreign governments alike. All employees must work to protect company information, not only through passwords and data encryption, but also through the physical control of company assets, such as laptops.
If all of the above statements are true, which of the following statements can be most directly inferred?

A. Passwords are often inadequate forms of security, leading to the need for "physical control" over data storage objects such as laptops.
B. Employees are not allowed to discuss their research with anyone other than fellow company employees.
C. Company information carries a high monetary value, making the network attractive to hackers.
D. The company is willing to go to great expense to protect its information.
E. Employees must attend classes to learn to use the latest security software.
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04 May 2015, 23:14
In order to keep the competitive edge gained by our extensive research and innovative methods, information security must remain a high priority for our company. The information stored on our networks including everything from research data, to training materials, to company memos - could potentially be very valuable to competitors and foreign governments alike. All employees must work to protect company information, not only through passwords and data encryption, but also through the physical control of company assets, such as laptops.
If all of the above statements are true, which of the following statements can be most directly inferred?

A. Passwords are often inadequate forms of security, leading to the need for "physical control" over data storage objects such as laptops.
B. Employees are not allowed to discuss their research with anyone other than fellow company employees.
C. Company information carries a high monetary value, making the network attractive to hackers.
D. The company is willing to go to great expense to protect its information.
E. Employees must attend classes to learn to use the latest security software.

Think its D by POE - not very sure though - OA please!

B - again too strong - "not allowed to discuss"
C - cannot infer if we have a high "monetary value" because the argument talks about maintaining a competitive edge
regd research and innovation.
E - "must" attend classes to learn to use latest software? - too strong again!
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05 May 2015, 03:49
I might be wrong but something tells me it might actually be B
I honestly can't think of D as an option coz there is literally nothing said about COMPANY's money being spent on security (it is suggested that employees themselves fix their stuff).
The reason B might be correct is because if its not true, then the security measures are simply futile.
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05 May 2015, 08:11
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03 Apr 2016, 07:34
This one is unclear to me. I'm looking for an inference, i.e. something that must be true. I can sort of accept B as an answer, but I'm not sure why.

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01 Jan 2018, 22:12

the question is made based on a question from gmatclub test. Nevertheless, this question has been slightly modified.
The original question is as followed:
A. The company should install more effective anti-virus software.
B. Using passwords is not the only security measure recommended for the employees
The correct answer for that question is B.
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17 Aug 2018, 16:17
In order to keep the competitive edge gained by our extensive research and innovative methods, information security must remain a high priority for our company. The information stored on our networks including everything from research data, to training materials, to company memos - could potentially be very valuable to competitors and foreign governments alike. All employees must work to protect company information, not only through passwords and data encryption, but also through the physical control of company assets, such as laptops.

If all of the above statements are true, which of the following statements can be most directly inferred?

A)Passwords are often inadequate forms of security, leading to the need for "physical control" over data storage objects such as laptops.
B)Employees are not allowed to discuss their research with anyone other than fellow company employees.
C)Company information carries a high monetary value, making the network attractive to hackers.
D)The company is willing to go to great expense to protect its information.
E)Employees must attend classes to learn to use the latest security software.

IS THE OA D????@Mikegarry
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18 Aug 2018, 06:13
In order to keep the competitive edge gained by our extensive research and innovative methods, information security must remain a high priority for our company. The information stored on our networks including everything from research data, to training materials, to company memos - could potentially be very valuable to competitors and foreign governments alike. All employees must work to protect company information, not only through passwords and data encryption, but also through the physical control of company assets, such as laptops.

If all of the above statements are true, which of the following statements can be most directly inferred?

A)Passwords are often inadequate forms of security, leading to the need for "physical control" over data storage objects such as laptops.
B)Employees are not allowed to discuss their research with anyone other than fellow company employees.
C)Company information carries a high monetary value, making the network attractive to hackers.
D)The company is willing to go to great expense to protect its information.
E)Employees must attend classes to learn to use the latest security software.

I chose C. The passage says "could potentially be very valuable to competitors and foreign governments alike." The answer choice is directly related to that part of the passage.
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