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.

Cloud security posture management (CSPM)

Cloud security posture management focuses on continuously monitoring and assessing the security posture of cloud infrastructure. CSPM platforms scan for potential cloud infrastructure risks such as misconfigurations, vulnerabilities or overly-permissive access control. Because they focus on the infrastructure of cloud environments, CSPM platforms lack the ability to do robust data discovery and classification, provide only limited context about the data, and do not have any focus on privacy, compliance, or governance requirements. Understand the difference between CSPM vs. DSPM.