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 masking

Data masking is a security process that protects confidential information by hiding it behind modified, fake data. This technique is often used when sharing data with external parties or within different parts of an organization, ensuring that sensitive details remain inaccessible while the overall structure and utility of the data are preserved for legitimate use.