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 loss prevention/Data leak prevention (DLP)

DLP is a technology that monitors sensitive data as it gets used, moved, and stored across the organization. It prevents data leakage and alerts team members about potential data losses or breaches. DLP works well for on-premise environments but is not conducive to a fast-paced, ephemeral cloud environment.