How GitHub secures open source software

At GitHub, we see security as an issue we need to address as a community: one that affects all software, regardless of how much proprietary code it contains. Similarly, a safe and healthy open source community isn’t just good for open source software. It also benefits the millions of businesses that depend on it.

That’s why we’ve built tools and processes that allow organizations and open source maintainers to code securely throughout the entire software development lifecycle. Taking security and shifting it to the left allows organizations and projects to prevent errors and failures before a security incident happens.

GitHub works hard to secure our community and the open source software you use, build on, and contribute to. Through features, services, and security initiatives, we provide the millions of open source projects on GitHub—and the businesses that rely on them—with best practices to learn and leverage across their workflows.


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