Improve your application security with GitHub

Secure code without disrupting innovation

GitHub Advanced Security helps you find and fix security issues in your code earlier to scale and automate your application security.

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The state of application security today

Modern software is built on open source—free, reusable code created by a worldwide developer community. While open source helps organizations build more innovative software faster, the process of securing applications is still siloed and slow.

Seventy-six percent of applications have at least one security vulnerability, and half of reported security vulnerabilities are still unresolved six months after they’re discovered.

Ways to approach application security

Traditional approach

Security as a gate

Security teams or third-parties run a single test or series of tests during the quality assurance phase, then deliver findings to developers in bulk before production. This can cause delays and developer friction because of late security feedback, false positives, and manual reviews.

End-to-end approach

Security integrated into every step

Security feedback comes earlier in development, often called “shifting security left”. Teams leverage automation, continuing security testing throughout the software development lifecycle. End-to-end security still returns false positives, relies on integrations that often break, and does not require collaboration with the security team.

The most effective way to shift security left and succeed against technical debt? Put your developers front and center.

Find and fix vulnerabilities for good

Security teams should leverage developers’ existing workflows in their preferred environment to address security risks earlier, automate vulnerability fixes, and have better security governance to build and protect applications. Designed for developers, GitHub Advanced Security makes it easy to protect your code without slowing down your team.

Secure your software lifecycle

Stay secure end-to-end with fine-grained tools for role-based access, auditing, and permissions.

Scan code as it’s created

Build securely by default with code scanning and analysis within each pull request—where your developers already work.

Resolve security issues faster

Monitor and update dependencies in minutes with automated pull requests—150% faster than industry-standard.

GitHub allows us to enable security, versus enforcing it. The sooner we can catch vulnerabilities and product issues, the better it is for the company in the long run.

James Hurley // Director of Developer Services

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Developer-first security

The next step for application security

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