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 security posture management (DSPM)

Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) is the set of processes, policies, and technologies used to protect sensitive data and ensure compliance in cloud environments at scale and with automation. This rapidly evolving security solution category grew out of the need to protect the “innovation attack surface” created by the unintentional risk cloud data users, such as developers and data scientists, create when using data to drive innovation. It provides organizations with a practical approach to securing cloud data by discovery of structured and unstructured data, analyzing access, usage patterns, and security posture, and providing actionable, guided remediation for data security risk. Learn more about data security posture management (DSPM).