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.

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) refers to software applications maintained by a third-party provider. SaaS tools improve flexibility by enabling multi-user access to critical applications without the requisite setup and administration burdens. However, SaaS tools can increase the likelihood of overly-permissive data access, since they often fall outside the purview of security teams.