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Taking the Pain Out of Securing Your Code: A Native, Automated Approach

Today, it is more important than ever to take steps to secure your code. As a developer, you want to make sure that your applications are safe from attack, and as a business owner, you need to ensure that your intellectual property is protected.

Unfortunately, securing your code can be difficult and time-consuming. But what if there was a way to take away the pain and effort of keeping your code secure? Well, there is! In this blog post, we will introduce you to Dependabot, a dependency security solution that reduces your risk, increases your productivity, and improves your security.

What is Dependabot?

Dependabot is GitHub's supply chain security experience, and it automates the way you find and fix vulnerabilities in the software you depend on. Think automation for security.

How does Dependabot work?

GitHub curates information on vulnerable packages in our Advisory Database. As part of the advisory publication process, GitHub maintains a database of vulnerable packages, which we use to inform you about them. We perform static analysis on these functions using GitHub's semantic code graph in order to create an impacted call graph for your repository and generate a Dependabot alert.

What's a Dependabot Alert?

If a security vulnerability is detected, Dependabot will create a security alert and provide you with all the information you need to fix the issue. Additionally, Dependabot can automatically update your dependencies to keep them secure.
alert sample

How can I turn Dependabot on?

Enabling Dependabot alerts is easy and only takes a few minutes. Simply go to your repository settings and enable the dependency graph and Dependabot alerts. That's it! Your code is now being monitored for security vulnerabilities around the clock, so you can rest easy knowing that your applications are safe. Is that simple!

If you're looking for an automated solution to keep your code secure, look no further than Dependabot. By enabling Dependabot, you take the effort out of keeping your dependencies up to date.

Automation makes it easy for teams to integrate security into the development lifecycle, let Dependabot do the work for you, and enable it today.

Learn more about Dependabot alerts, or read more about our other security features.

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