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Cyber Security Test

🕒 Allotted Time: approx 45 mins

🧐 Questions:

  • 20 Cyber Security MCQs

⚙️ Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

🧪 Test Options:

  • Preset test: 0 setup time
  • Customized test: < 48 hour setup time

📝 Topics:

Data Destruction
WPA2 Authentication
System Logs
Information Security Auditor

ARP spoofing is a type of attack in which a malicious actor sends falsified ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) messages over a local area network.

ARP Spoofing
Penetration testing

Risk assessment helps to ensure that the cyber security controls you choose are appropriate to the risks your organisation faces.

Risk Assessment
SSL Configuration
Malware Isolation
Virus and Antivirus
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Sample Adaface Cyber Security Questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Ransomware attack - Joe's business recently had to
Cyber SecurityEasy2 min
Wired LAN security - A Fortune 500 organization is
Cyber SecurityEasy2 min

How to use the Adaface Cyber Security test

Start screening candidates within minutes with the Adaface Cyber Security ready-to-go test

1. Choose the most appropriate test for your role

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assessment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

OR Customize the Adaface Cyber Security Test according to your job description

1. Get a custom assessment from our library of 700+ skills within 48 hours

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assesment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Adaface Cyber Security test is trusted by enterprises worldwide

Morgan Stanley
SG Government
Ernst and Young
Optimum Solutions
United Nations
Love Bonito

About the Adaface Cyber Security Test

Evaluate cyber security technical and coding skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered with an intelligent chatbot


Data Destruction
WPA2 Authentication
System Logs
Information Security Auditor

ARP spoofing is a type of attack in which a malicious actor sends falsified ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) messages over a local area network.

ARP Spoofing
Penetration testing

Risk assessment helps to ensure that the cyber security controls you choose are appropriate to the risks your organisation faces.

Risk Assessment
SSL Configuration
Malware Isolation
Virus and Antivirus
Data Masking

A network monitoring system monitors and tracks network activity for issues or problems caused by malfunctioning devices or overloaded resources (servers, network connections or other devices).

Network Monitoring
Threat Detection
Security Framework
BYOD and IoT
Forensic and Malware Practices

Network analysis is a set of techniques to depict relations among actors and to analyze the social structures that emerge from the recurrence of these relations.

Network Analysis

An intranet is a private network that can only be accessed by authorized users.

Threat Intelligence
Network Threat
Business Continuity and Backup

HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a protocol for securing the communication between two systems e.g. the browser and the web server.

Secure HTTPS Communication
Reputational Damage
WiFi and Network Control
OSI Model
Cloud Security
Threat Mitigation
Cybersquatting Threat

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the successor protocol to SSL.

SSL/TLS Connection

A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic based on a defined set of security rules.

Risk Analysis

Patch management is about keeping software on computers and network devices up to date and capable of resisting low-level cyber attacks.

Patch Management

SSL certificate pinning is a technique designed to prevent dangerous and complex security attacks.

SSL Pinning

Recommended Roles:

Cyber Security Engineer
Cyber Security Analyst
Network Security Engineer
IT Cyber Security Specialist
Cyber Security Consultant
Information Security Analyst
Cyber Risk Analyst
Cyber Security Manager
Vulnerability Intelligence Analyst
Security Specialist
Penetration Tester
Security Administrator
Security Architect
Threat and Vulnarability Management Consultant
SSL Experts

Why You Should Use This Cyber Security Test

The Cyber Security test helps recruiters and hiring managers to identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface Cyber Security test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for in a cybersecurity professional:

  • Demonstrated work experience in cyber security, operational security and the data security of IT systems
  • Understanding and awareness of malware practices, WPA2 authentication, ARP Spoofing, and System Logs
  • Familiarity with cyber threats, cyber-crimes, and cyber-attacks
  • Experience in analysis of data destruction

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for the role. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Cyber Security test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the technical skills to do well on the job.

About The Cyber Security Engineer Role

A Cyber Security engineer designs and implements secure network solutions designed to defend against hackers, cyber-attacks, and other persistent threats. They safeguard sensitive data of a business from hackers and cyber-criminals who often create new ways to infiltrate sensitive databases.

Demand in the cybersecurity job market is soaring while supply is running critically low. In information security, the job of cybersecurity engineer is one of the hottest jobs.

Typical responsibilities of a cybersecurity professional include:

-‍ Designing, developing, and supervising the security arrangements for safeguarding network systems of an organization

  • Incharge of firewalls, VPNs, email security, and web protocols to be used across the organization
  • Setting up-to-date virus and threat detection systems
  • Debugging and analyzing the systems to identify loopholes
  • Identifying and implementing technologies for enhancing security systems

The Cyber Security test can help you evaluate candidates for:

  • Network Security Engineer
  • IT security engineer
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Information Assurance Engineer
  • Information Systems Security Engineer

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distributon will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.



Theoretical questions/ puzzles

Feels like a test

One-size-fits-all assessments




Questions for on-the-job skills





What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.
Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. As in an assessment is optimizing to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 60%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.
I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

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