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We keep GitHub safe, secure, and free of spam and abuse so that this can be the platform where developers come together to create. We do this through significant investments in platform security, incident response, and anti-abuse.
Our GitHub Security Lab is a world-class security R&D team. We inspire and enable the community to secure open source at scale, so the world’s software we all depend on sits on foundations you can trust. Our ambition is to be the home where security researchers and developers can collaborate to make security easy for everyone willing to secure open source.
We help our customers' security and risk teams feel confident in their decisions to encourage developer collaboration on GitHub. We recognize that security is a shared responsibility with our customers. We are proud to partner with your security, risk, and procurement teams to provide the information needed for risk assessments and true understanding of our security and compliance posture.
We embody the shift toward investments in safe and secure software design practices with our world-class security engineering program. We embed security expertise and capabilities into every phase of our Software Development Lifecycle.
Our Product Security Engineering team empowers developers to create a secure platform and products. Through developer training, the creation of components that form a secure foundation to build on, automated code analysis, in-depth threat modeling, and security code review and testing, we prevent vulnerabilities as early as possible in the development lifecycle.
Once our product is out the door, our security testing doesn’t stop. In addition to our internal Red Team, we leverage the collective expertise of the security research community through our Bug Bounty program to provide ongoing and broadly-scoped review.Help us keep the world’s software safe
World-renowned security program
We aim to exceed industry standards for security.
GitHub is committed to developer privacy and provides a high standard of privacy protection to all our developers and customers. We apply stringent individual privacy protections to all GitHub users worldwide, regardless of their country of origin or location. Read more about our Global Privacy Practices.Read our Privacy Statement
GitHub is GDPR compliant. GDPR compliance is shown through actions, not through certifications. GitHub provides our users with the ability to access and control the information GitHub collects and processes about them. For more information, please see “How you can access and control the information we collect” in the GitHub Privacy Statement. Post Shrems II (Privacy Shield invalidation) GitHub relies on Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) and extends them to all of our customers.Learn more about trans-Atlantic compliance
SOC 1 and SOC 2
GitHub offers AICPA System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 reports with IAASB International Standards on Assurance Engagements, ISAE 2000, and ISAE 3402 for GitHub Enterprise Cloud. View the SOC 3 report for GitHub Enterprise Cloud.Learn more about our SOC reports
FedRAMP LI-Saas Authorization to Operate (ATO)
Government users can host projects on GitHub Enterprise Cloud with the confidence that our platform meets the low impact software-as-a-service (SaaS) baseline of security standards set by our U.S. federal government partners.Explore how GitHub works with governments
Cloud Security Alliance
GitHub is a Trusted Cloud Provider(™) with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). GitHub registers our Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) on the CSA STAR Registry.Learn more about GitHub and CSA
Safe and secure by design
Security is at the core of everything we do. When you're busy building the Next Great Thing, you don't want to worry about the security of your data, much less your development platform. That’s our job.
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GitHub Security Team News
GitHub just hired a 15-year NSA veteran as its new security VP as it aims to beef up its response to open source security threats
Meet Jacob DePriest, GitHub’s new VP of security, who will be helping further our mission to secure open source software.Learn more about Jacob
GitHub Bug Bounty
Seven years of the GitHub Security Bug Bounty program
GitHub’s Bug Bounty turned seven this year, adding more private bounties and paying out over half a million dollars to security researchers.Learn more about what’s to come for GitHub’s Bug Bounty
CodeQL code scanning: new severity levels for security alerts
CodeQL security alerts now include security severity levels to help you understand the risks posed by the issue alerted and enable you to set policies by severity level.Learn more about this new feature
Security Lab Research
Privilege escalation with polkit: How to get root on Linux with a seven-year-old bug
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Securing the world’s software, together
GitHub Security Lab’s mission is to inspire and enable the community to secure the open source software we all depend on.Explore GitHub Security Lab
Security Lab bug bounty
Get rewarded for CodeQL queries that find and prevent vulnerabilities at scale in open source projects through our bounty program.Visit our CodeQL bounty program
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Become part of our security story
Interested in joining the Security team here at GitHub? All open roles are listed under the Security section via our careers page.See open roles