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Data Flow Diagram

An illustration that shows the way information flows through a process or system. Data flow diagrams include data inputs and outputs, data stores, and the various subprocesses the data moves through.

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DLP

An acronym for Data Leak Prevention or Data Loss Prevention. A type of security that prevents sensitive data, usually files, from being shared outside the organization or to unauthorized individuals within the organization. This is done usually through policies that encrypt data or control sharing settings.

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Shadow SaaS

An unapproved cloud application that is connected in some way (typically by API) to that organization's SaaS or IaaS with access to corporate data but without permission from the organization.

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