【191205 Techcrunch】Data breaches that could cause millions of dollars in potential damages have been the bane of the life of many a company. What’s required is a great deal of real-time monitoring. The problem is that this world has become incredibly complex. A SANS Institute survey found half of company data breaches were the result of account or credential hacking.
【谷歌翻译，未经校对】可能导致数百万美元潜在损失的数据泄露事件一直困扰着许多公司。所需要的是大量的实时监控。问题是这个世界变得异常复杂。 SANS Institute的一项调查发现，公司数据泄露的一半是帐户或凭据被黑客入侵的结果。
GitGuardian has attempted to address this with a highly developer-centric cybersecurity solution.
It’s now attracted the attention of major investors, to the tune of $12 million in Series A funding, led by Balderton Capital . Scott Chacon, co-founder of GitHub, and Solomon Hykes, founder of Docker, also participated in the round.
现在，它吸引了主要投资者的注意，由Balderton Capital领投了1200万美元的A轮融资。 GitHub的联合创始人Scott Chacon和Docker的创始人Solomon Hykes也参加了这一轮。
The startup plans to use the investment from Balderton Capital to expand its customer base, predominantly in the U.S. Around 75% of its clients are currently based in the U.S., with the remainder being based in Europe, and the funding will continue to drive this expansion.
Built to uncover sensitive company information hiding in online repositories, GitGuardian says its real-time monitoring platform can address the data leaks issues. Modern enterprise software developers have to integrate multiple internal and third-party services. That means they need incredibly sensitive “secrets,” such as login details, API keys and private cryptographic keys used to protect confidential systems and data.
GitGuardian’s systems detect thousands of credential leaks per day. The team originally built its launch platform with public GitHub in mind; however, GitGuardian is built as a private solution to monitor and notify on secrets that are inappropriately disseminated in internal systems as well, such as private code repositories or messaging systems.
Solomon Hykes, founder of Docker and investor at GitGuardian, said: “Securing your systems starts with securing your software development process. GitGuardian understands this, and they have built a pragmatic solution to an acute security problem. Their credentials monitoring system is a must-have for any serious organization.”
Docker的创始人兼GitGuardian的投资者Solomon Hykes说：“保护系统安全始于保护软件开发过程。 GitGuardian理解这一点，他们已经针对严重的安全问题建立了务实的解决方案。他们的凭证监视系统对于任何严肃的组织都是必不可少的。”
Do they have any competitors?
Co-founder Jérémy Thomas told me: “We currently don’t have any direct competitors. This generally means that there’s no market, or the market is too small to be interesting. In our case, our fundraise proves we’ve put our hands on something huge. So the reason we don’t have competitors is because the problem we’re solving is counterintuitive at first sight. Ask any developer, they will say they would never hardcode any secret in public source code. However, humans make mistakes and when that happens, they can be extremely serious: it can take a single leaked credential to jeopardize an entire organization. To conclude, I’d say our real competitors so far are black hat hackers. Black hat activity is real on GitHub. For two years, we’ve been monitoring organized groups of hackers that exchange sensitive information they find on the platform. We are competing with them on speed of detection and scope of vulnerabilities covered.”