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.

Data classification

Data classification is the practice of categorizing data based on specific characteristics such as its sensitivity, value, volume and criticality to an organization. By classifying their data assets, teams can better understand the owners and uses of data, define and enforce policies appropriate to the level of data sensitivity, and reduce risks such as unauthorized access, data loss, or breaches.