GitGuardian raises $12 million to find sensitive data hidden in online code

Venture Beat | Dec 4, 2019 at 11:44 AM
  • GitGuardian, a cybersecurity platform that helps companies detect sensitive data hidden in public and private code repositories, has raised $12 million in a series A round of funding led by London-based Balderton Capital.
  • Founded out of Paris in 2017, GitGuardian scans all GitHub public activity in real-time to identify private data such as database login credentials, API keys, cryptographic keys, and more.
  • Although monitoring public GitHub repositories is a major part of GitGuardian’s offering, it also works to identify sensitive information that is inadvertently disseminated through internal systems including private code repositories and message apps.