Thousands of vulnerabilities are discovered yearly, and business continuity continues to become hinged on the continual network, process, and software uptime. Organizations need to invest time and effort into understanding where their weaknesses lie to maintain that status quo and continue running smoothly.
It may be an API key that falls in the wrong hands, a set of credentials, encryption keys, or even a URL that is being protected by obfuscation. Secrets will leak, and the smallest secret can escalate to a full-blown data breach. But where exactly do these secrets in code like to hide?
According to a study published in 2019, after a comprehensive scan of public GitHub repositories, a total of 575,456 instances of sensitive data such as API keys, private keys, OAuth IDs, AWS access key ID and various access tokens were discovered on the platform.