The State of Secrets Sprawl 2023

By GitGuardian


This report will serve as a valuable resource for developers, security professionals, and decisions-makers committed to ensuring the security and integrity of their applications and data. We have never detected as many secrets and secrets sprawl has been accelerating yearly since 2020. Hard-coded secrets increased by 67% compared to 2021, whereas the volume of scanned commits rose by 20% (860M to 1.027B commits between 2021 and 2022).

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