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 leak

A data leak occurs when sensitive data is accidentally or maliciously exposed to unauthorized parties. Misconfigurations, cyberattacks, insider threats, security vulnerabilities, and other factors can cause leaks. A comprehensive data security posture management (DSPM) solution can help prevent leaks.