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Monitor Git To Protect Source Code And Avoid IP Theft 

8 in 10 security and business leaders report that reputation has or would be impacted by an Insider Risk event involving loss/theft of sensitive information. But the risk goes far beyond reputation when intellectual property theft is involved.

The most recent update from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property estimates the cost of U.S. intellectual property theft (IP) at between $180 billion and $540 billion. Having a way to accurately detect and respond to IP theft helps businesses avoid financial loss, protect their competitive advantage, and yes, ensure no damage is done to their reputation.

For many organizations – especially technology, medical device and software companies – source code is their single most valuable intellectual property. Yet, protecting it from unsanctioned use is difficult for security teams. What they need is the ability to ensure source code doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.

Software developers utilize Git to create source code. Much of their Git usage is sanctioned as part of their everyday work – creating/updating code and pushing it to corporate and/or open source repositories. However, engineers who want to exfiltrate IP could also use Git to send code to a personal code repository service, such as GitHub. 

Code42 Incydr detects Git activity to accurately pinpoint source code exfiltration and speed response times without getting in the way of sanctioned development or impacting engineering team productivity.

With Incydr, security teams can:

  • Continuously monitor developer endpoints for Git push commands
  • Ensure legitimate Git push activity does not generate alerts, thus avoiding alert fatigue for administrators
  • Receive alerts on unsanctioned source code movement
  • Speed response times by taking containment actions and delivering tailored user education

Ready to learn more? Contact Code42 or try Incydr in your environment.