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.


Versioning is a cloud service provider (CSP) feature that keeps multiple versions of an object in the same bucket. Many teams use it to preserve, retrieve, or restore different object versions when needed. However, versioning can become a security risk if there is no policy for permanently deleting or safely archiving previous versions. Otherwise, they may exist indefinitely, usually out of sight of the average user, adding to organizational risks and costs. Learn more about the data security risks of versioning.