Introducing Qwiet AI AutoFix! Reduce the time to secure code by 95% Read More

Software and application development has changed significantly with the introduction of cloud-based services. Historically, developers write code on local desktops or laptops, meaning attackers needed to compromise the physical device. Further, this limited malicious actors’ ability to compromise the entire source code because no single developer had it stored on their device in its entirety. With DevOps models, everyone on the team has access to source code so they can make changes to development, testing, and production environments. 

While collaborating across cloud platforms delivers products to market faster, it creates new security risks. As developers write more code, manual code reviews and security checks no longer adequately respond to these risks. For example, developers sharing code snippets when collaborating in public repositories may not realize that they exposed a secret, like an API key. Further, misconfigurations in CI/CD pipelines can expose secrets in plaintext, meaning that anyone who accesses logs also access the secrets. 

With secret scanning, developers can identify and remove secrets to enhance security. 

What is Secret Scanning?<