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.

Structured data

Structured data aligns with a predefined data model. Examples include names, social security numbers, addresses, etc. Because this data is highly organized, users can leverage tools such as a relational database management system (RDBMS) to input and modify structured data. Structured data is often transactional and quantitative in nature (e.g., financial transaction data).