Data Security Glossary

No matter what your role is within an organization, this data security glossary is intended for anyone from the security leader to the security practitioner.

Access control

A security technique that regulates who can view or use resources in a computing environment. It is a fundamental component of data security that restricts access to systems, applications, and data by enforcing policies and granting permissions only to authorized users, thereby protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access and maintaining regulatory compliance​.