Cycode Secrets Scanning Now in Jira and Confluence

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Backend Engineer, Frontend Developer

With today’s attack surfaces constantly expanding, managing secrets everywhere – including within collaboration and project management tools – is paramount. Cycode is excited to announce the expansion of secrets scanning to both Jira and Confluence. With the integration of Cycode’s secrets scanning capabilities into Jira and Confluence, organizations can now safeguard their critical data more effectively.

Understanding Jira and Confluence

Jira is powerful tool developed by Atlassian. It is widely used for issue tracking, task management, and agile project management. It streamlines the software development process, enabling teams to efficiently plan, track, and release software.

Atlassian also developed Confluence, a dynamic collaboration tool that allows teams to create, share, and work together on projects in real time. It is a central hub for everything from meeting notes and project plans to technical documentation and knowledge bases.

The Risks of Secrets in Jira and Confluence

As central hubs for collaboration, Jira and Confluence often house sensitive information, including:

  • Credentials and Access Tokens: Teams frequently store access credentials, API tokens, and other authentication details within Jira and Confluence for seamless integration with other tools and services. Unauthorized access to these can compromise critical systems and data.
  • Configuration Files and Environment Variables: Development teams may share configuration files and environment variables containing sensitive data like database credentials, encryption keys, and server configurations. Leakage of this information can lead to severe security breaches.

Organizations must ensure that critical assets are not exposed in these environments.

Real-World Examples of Exposed Secrets

Attackers often target secrets to gain unauthorized access to systems and data through various attack vectors. Here are some critical examples from real life.

Copy-Pasting from Code and API Curls

Developers might paste code snippets containing sensitive API keys or tokens into Jira tickets.

Example:

curl -X GET -H "Accept:application/json, text/plain, */*" -H "X-Request-ID:EHdz8DWrC" -H 

"Content-Type:application/json" -H "Authorization:Bearer <TOKEN>" -H 

"User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 -H "Content-Length:2"

--data '{}' "https://api.example.com/data"

 

Error Logs and Debugging Information

Logs attached to tickets can contain sensitive data like database credentials.

Example: Logs showing database connection strings

db_connect('user:password@localhost:3306/mydb').

Configuration Files

Sharing configuration files in tickets may expose secrets.

Example: Config file with credentials

database:

 user: admin

 password: secretpassword123

api:

 key: supersecretapikey

 database: user: admin password: secretpassword123 api: key: supersecretapikey

Comments and Communication

Secrets can be inadvertently disclosed in ticket comments.

"Current database password is oldpassword123."

Screenshots and Documentation

Ticket screenshots may capture and expose sensitive information, like API keys visible in error messages.

Why Choose Cycode for Secrets Scanning?

Cycode’s secrets scanning capabilities are designed specifically for Jira and Confluence environments, offering numerous benefits:

  • Real-Time Detection: Cycode uses advanced algorithms to automatically detect a wide range of secrets as soon as they are added, helping identify potential security risks before they can be exploited.
  • Visibility: Cycode provides detailed visibility into who introduced the secret, where it was found, and other critical metadata, enabling efficient tracking and management of secrets.
  • Actionable Insights: Detailed reports and actionable insights on identified vulnerabilities empower teams to prioritize remediation efforts effectively.
  • Integration with the SDLC Pipeline: Cycode integrates seamlessly with the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) pipeline, enhancing security measures.
  • Automated Workflows: Cycode offers workflows to automate notifications and ticket creation processes, ensuring that security issues are addressed promptly and efficiently, shifting security left.

Automated Secrets Remediation with Cycode

A standout feature of Cycode’s integration is its ability to automate the resolution of detected vulnerabilities. If secrets are deleted or removed from a Jira issue or comment or a Confluence page, Cycode automatically updates the status, reducing noise and preventing unnecessary alerts. Whether revoking compromised credentials or updating sensitive files, Cycode minimizes manual intervention and reduces the exposure window. This integration accelerates the security response and ensures that the development process remains uninterrupted, fostering a culture of security and agility within the organization.

About Cycode and Secrets Scanning

Cycode’s support for secrets scanning in Jira and Confluence provides a robust solution for protecting secrets in collaborative and project management environments. By leveraging Cycode’s advanced capabilities, organizations can enhance their security posture, mitigate risks, and safeguard their most valuable assets in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

Cycode is the leading Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) providing peace of mind to its customers. Its Complete ASPM platform scales and standardizes developer security without slowing down the business — delivering safe code, faster.

The platform can replace existing application security testing tools or integrate with them while providing cyber resiliency through unmatched visibility, risk driven prioritization and just in-time remediation of code vulnerabilities as scale. Cycode’s Risk Intelligence Graph (RIG), the ‘brain’ behind the platform, provides traceability across the entire SDLC through natural language.

Book a demo now to learn more about how our innovative and comprehensive secrets scanning solution can transform your organization’s approach to managing risk.