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GitLab scanning tool to detect secrets in your source code

GitGuardian Internal Repository Monitoring  helps prevent secret sprawl

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GitGuardian for Internal Repositories Monitoring

Prevent secrets sprawl.

Available in Saas

Available on Prem

Scanning GitLab for secrets

Open-source and capable of being self-hosted, many companies choose Gitlab as their favorite DevOps lifecycle tool. Gitlab provides a git repository manager with a wiki, issue-tracking and CI/CD pipeline.

However, running security audits at the end of the software development life cycle is a huge amount of work for security teams.

Modern organizations, therefore, decide to shift left so that development, operations, and security teams can scan and test their code in Gitlab at each step of the development process, reducing the vulnerability surface.

Sensitive data has to be available for developers. How can you make sure it is not in their code ?

Modern applications communicate using secrets: API keys and other credentials thus give access to multiple systems of the company.

These secrets are even more sensitive than credit card numbers for your organization. You wouldn’t let unauthorized actors find them.

scan git repositories for leaks
detect secrets spreading on git repos

Secrets are everywhere and can spread rapidly

The term “secret sprawl” was coined to designate this problem. Choosing the path of least resistance, it is tempting to hardcode secrets in the source code, and share them via slack or email.

But this means malicious actors can move from one system to another and potentially squat the system.
Secrets are sensitive, yet easy to share by mistake.

The SDLC is accelerating. And it might cause human errors.

Developers have to master more and more frameworks and technologies. At the same time, releases are becoming shorter. Under pressure, human errors are to be expected. Code scanning in GitLab for security vulnerabilities is the best way to find those mistakes.

devsecops and secrets detection

Why integrate GitGuardian with GitLab to monitor internal repositories?

Benefit from a battle tested detection engine  with a very high level of accuracy

Security teams, developers and operations can collaborate using the dashboard to remediate efficiently.

Configuring secret scanning for your repositories

Scan GitLab code
in 1 minute

Integrate natively with GitLab or use our API to integrate GitGuardian into your CI pipeline.

clean the secrets in your git history

Find vulnerabilities  
right away

Scan your existing GitLab repositories for secrets left in your git history.

monitor internal repositories for secrets

Integrated with
your tools

Integrate GitGuardian with most common ticketing and notification systems.


State of Secrets Sprawl on GitHub - 2021

State of Secrets Sprawl on GitHub - 2021

The 2021 State of Secrets Sprawl report measures the problem of Secrets Sprawl on public GitHub by scanning every public commit made in the previous year for secrets.

The threat of leaked secrets in git repositories - A discussion between security experts

The threat of leaked secrets in git repositories - A discussion between security experts

Secrets including API tokens, passwords and credentials are the keys to the kingdom. Yet storing secrets inside git including GitHub & GitLab is a problem.

Assessing model performance in secrets detection: accuracy, precision & recall explained

Assessing model performance in secrets detection: accuracy, precision & recall explained

Why precision and recall are such important metrics to consider when evaluating the performance of classification algorithms such as secrets detection.

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