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.

Innovation attack surface

The innovation attack surface is a massive, non-contiguous patchwork of exposed data and shadow data that creates unintentional risk caused by those that use an organization’s cloud data to propel the business forward. These innovators using data and creating risk as a natural by-product could include developers and data scientists, among others. Most organization’s naturally accept the innovation attack surface as a cost of doing business in the cloud, however this is becoming increasingly untenable as cloud data proliferates and related risks rise.