An IS auditor reviewing wireless network security determines that the Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol is disabled at all wireless access points. This practice:
reduces the risk of unauthorized access to the network.
is not suitable for small networks.
automatically provides an IP address to anyone.
increases the risks associated with Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP).
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) automatically assigns IP addresses to anyone
connected to the network. With DHCP disabled, static IP addresses must be used and represent
less risk due to the potential for address contention between an unauthorized device and existing
devices on the network. Choice B is incorrect because DHCP is suitable for small networks. Choice
C is incorrect because DHCP does not provide IP addresses when disabled. Choice D is incorrect
because disabling of the DHCP makes it more difficult to exploit the well-known weaknesses in