Gartner®: Avoid Mobile Application Security Pitfalls


Gartner®: Avoid Mobile Application Security Pitfalls


Conquer the chaos of secrets sprawl.

GitGuardian automates secrets detection and remediation in your software development lifecycle and beyond.

Your secrets are all over the place.

Every day, GitGuardian finds over 20,000 exposed secrets online. Leaving them hardcoded gives attackers easy access to IT systems. Even worse, you may never know they were there or how they got in.

GitGuardian protects your software development lifecycle from risks like hardcoded secrets, and infrastructure-as-code misconfigurations.

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Map your attack surface inside and out

SaaS sprawl and shadow IT redefine the boundaries of your attack surface. So much so that questions like “How many repositories do we own? What third-party APIs are we using? How many devs do we have?” are hard to answer on your own.

GitGuardian connects to your source control and CI/CD systems and generates a complete map of your software delivery chain. It also finds publicly active developers on GitHub on your behalf.

Detect hardcoded secrets wherever they hide

Secrets, tokens, passwords, and certificates come in all shapes and sizes, but what they have in common is their ability to go unnoticed in manual code reviews and security checks.

GitGuardian’s secrets detection engine supports 350+ providers and all sorts of generic credentials and can even be extended to detect custom patterns!

Loop in developers and remediate in hours, not days

Your developers are the be-all and end-all to secrets sprawl.

GitGuardian automatically assigns incidents to the developer involved, requests their feedback and guides them through every step to remediate exposure.

Tame secrets sprawl.

Find and fix hardcoded secrets with GitGuardian. Reduce the risk of a breach and avert lateral movement in your SDLC and cloud infrastructure.

Shift security left and prevent new hardcoded secrets.

Deploy SDLC-wide guardrails with ggshield, our secrets detection CLI. When developers are on the verge of pushing new secrets to remote servers, nudge them with ‘just-in-time’ feedback.

Assess your secrets management security posture.

Unearth the secrets hiding deep in your software development lifecycle and those publicly exposed by mistake on GitHub.

Take incident investigation to the next level.

Understand the scope of each incident with contextual cues on the secret's type, locations, severity, validity, and presence.

Bring Dev and Sec together and remediate faster.

Create cross-functional teams to decentralize your remediation efforts. Automate incident sharing and feedback collection from involved developers – and speed up remediation.

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Here’s how we are helping them

GitGuardian has absolutely supported our shift-left strategy. We want all of our security tools to be at the source code level and preferably running immediately upon commit. GitGuardian supports that. We get a lot of information on every secret that gets committed, so we know the full history of a secret.

GitGuardian efficiently supports a shift-left strategy. As a result, it has made things materially more secure. The ability to check for hardcoded secrets as part of pre-receive hooks is fantastic, as it helps identify issues before they reach the main codebase, and that was the ultimate goal for us.

The platform has helped to facilitate a better security culture within our organization. In addition to highlighting problems, it shows engineers how to properly remove hardcoded secrets, and provides advice on rotation.

We have definitely seen a return on investment when it finds things that are real. We have caught a couple of things before they made it to production, and had they made it to production, that would have been dangerous. For example, AWS secrets, if that ever got leaked, would have allowed people full access to our environment. Just catching two or three of those a year is our return on investment.

Overall, GitGuardian has also helped us develop a security-minded culture. We're serious about shift-left and getting better about code security. I think a lot of people in the organization are getting more mindful about what a hardcoded secret is.

Time to remediation is now in minutes or hours, whereas it used to take days or weeks previously. That's the biggest improvement. Because it is automated and visible to the author, someone from the security team doesn't have to remind them or recheck it. That means the slowdown in the deployment process has definitely been improved by an order of magnitude. There is easily a 30-hour improvement on time to remediation, which is about an 85 percent decrease.

The solution has reduced our mean time to remediation. We are down to less than a day. In the past, without context, knowing who made the commit, or kind of secret it was, sometimes it was taking us a lot longer to determine the impact and what actions needed to be taken.

I can say that tracking down a hardcoded secret, getting it migrated out of source code, getting the secret rotated, and cleaning the Git history took much longer from commit until the full resolution before GitGuardian. We weren't notified until it was too late, but with GitGuardian, we know almost instantly.

Keep a tight grip on your secrets with GitGuardian

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