How Defender for Cloud Apps helps protect your GitHub Enterprise environment

Note

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps (previously known as Microsoft Cloud App Security) is now part of Microsoft 365 Defender. The Microsoft 365 Defender portal allows security admins to perform their security tasks in one location. This will simplify workflows, and add the functionality of the other Microsoft 365 Defender services. Microsoft 365 Defender will be the home for monitoring and managing security across your Microsoft identities, data, devices, apps, and infrastructure. For more information about these changes, see Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps in Microsoft 365 Defender.

GitHub Enterprise Cloud is a service that helps organizations store and manage their code, as well as track and control changes to their code. Along with the benefits of building and scaling code repositories in the cloud, your organization's most critical assets may be exposed to threats. Exposed assets include repositories with potentially sensitive information, collaboration and partnership details, and more. Preventing exposure of this data requires continuous monitoring to prevent any malicious actors or security-unaware insiders from exfiltrating sensitive information.

Connecting GitHub Enterprise Cloud to Defender for Cloud Apps gives you improved insights into your users' activities and provides threat detection for anomalous behavior.

Main threats

  • Compromised accounts and insider threats
  • Data leakage
  • Insufficient security awareness
  • Unmanaged bring your own device (BYOD)

How Defender for Cloud Apps helps to protect your environment

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