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 discovery

A process that involves identifying and understanding where data resides within an organization’s environment, including public clouds, data warehouses, SaaS applications, cloud file shares, and on-premise storage. Data discovery aims to achieve comprehensive visibility into all data an organization creates and utilizes, providing crucial information about the data’s owner, access, usage, type, and sensitivity.