Hacking your company can be as easy as a GitHub search

Every team or company hosting some code on GitHub is at risk. Whatever its size, from one developer to the thousands.

Do you want some Risk & Past Incidents Report targeting your company ?



GitGuardian helps developers, small teams and large businesses, universities and governmental organizations around the world protecting their costly assets from black hat hackers. GitGuardian is the first and only software to scan all GitHub public activity in real-time for authentication keys, database credentials and other business critical information.


To raise awareness about leaks among developers
To prevent leaks from having disastrous impacts on teams' morale and individual developers' careers

Chief Information Security Officers

To gain visibility on the code made public by employees and better manage the vulnerability perimeter
To protect the company from the inadvertency of employees or insider malevolence
To make sure trusted suppliers, partners, consulting firms, freelancers take care of the company's data

Data Protection Officers

To protect the company from legal fines (GDPR) and penalties
To prove to management, investors, customers and legal authorities that appropriate preventive measures have been taken

Risks and impacts

GitGuardian regularly setups honeypots and monitors black hat hackers' activity on GitHub. Exposed credentials and business secrets are among the most critical security issues, and they are easy to exploit: a lot of damage can be done, even without advanced or specific skills.


Fraudulent transactions and transfers
Remediation costs
Legal fines and penalties
Decrease of future earnings due to loss of confidence
Decrease in the share price


Business activities disruption
Quality issues
Delays issues
Part or whole of the IT architecture cannot be trusted and needs maintenance


Bad press or social media discussion
Loss of investors trust
Loss of customers trust


A Personally Identifiable Information (PII) leak can lead to an obligation to notify the Security Breach (for example a GDPR issue).


Divulgation or sell of strategic documents (Intellectual Property, financial data, contracts and quotes...)
Destroyed critical data

Key features

Credentials and business secrets leaks are frequent and they are highly critical. If your developers use GitHub, whether for their personal projects or corporate ones, chances are your organization is at risk.

Plug and Play

Since we monitor essentially your company's exogeneous data, we will be up and running in a minute. No setup time, no setup cost.

Real-time alerting

Our communication channels are built for speed and reactivity. Be alerted by email, SMS, or any of your preferred third-party notification services.

Dedicated experts

When an incident happens, time is precious. It is our job to know what to do, depending on the situation.

Always up-to-date

We apply Machine Learning on source code at scale to build and keep up-to-date the most comprehensive database of possible integrations to external services and all their authentication patterns, in any programming language.

Covers below-the-radar activity

It is not enough to monitor your organization's public repositories. Leaks often happen well below your company's radar. We monitor all your developers public activity, anywhere on GitHub.

Helps you stay compliant with regulations

Credentials leaks often expose personal information, whether it is from your clients or your employees. Various regulations and industry standards request the monitoring, mitigation and report of such breaches.

Preparing for the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25, 2018, is designed to unify data privacy requirements across the European Union (EU). If you market to or process the information of EU Data Subjects – which include end users, customers and employees – the GDPR applies to you, whether or not you’re based in the EU. GitGuardian can help you manage risks, identify and respond to data breaches, get your providers compliant.

Do you want to know if your company is at risk ?

We will discuss your past incidents and your GitHub measured activity, including "below the radar" activity.