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.

Public cloud data security

Public cloud means an organization uses a third-party cloud service provider (CSP) to provide and manage cloud infrastructure, often including data stores in a fashion that is shared with other businesses (as distinguished from private cloud which is not shared). In the cloud, where data can proliferate exponentially, data security is often a shared responsibility and more important and challenging than ever before. Put together, public cloud data security is the practice of securing the data that is present in the public cloud.