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Introducing Netlify Security Scorecard

Image of Netlify's Security Scorecard

News & Announcements

Introducing Netlify Security Scorecard

Image of Netlify's Security Scorecard

As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Netlify, ensuring the robustness of our digital infrastructure is paramount. Recently, we've implemented Netlify's Security Scorecard, a feature available exclusively on Enterprise plans.

This invaluable tool bolsters our customers' cybersecurity measures. In this post, I'll explain the Security Scorecard’s primary functionalities and provide insights on how you can leverage it to fortify your team's security posture.

So, what is the Security Scorecard?

The Security Scorecard empowers Account and Team owners to identify and resolve security vulnerabilities. It provides guidance by offering actionable insights and recommendations derived from industry best practices.

What’s more, the Security Scorecard equips organizations with the necessary know-how to proactively mitigate risks before they escalate into damaging incidents.

Its comprehensive approach not only identifies existing vulnerabilities but also details how to fortify defenses and enhance overall security posture. In essence, the Security Scorecard serves as a trusted ally in the ongoing battle against cyber threats, helping organizations navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity with confidence and precision.

Security Scorecard features overview

In order to ensure the utmost security for your digital assets, and by extension, your organization, we’ve broken the Security Scorecard into several categories that highlight the potential risks at bay.

1. Authentication

Authentication lies at the heart of cybersecurity. Netlify's Security Scorecard offers recommendations for configuring secure access, particularly emphasizing the implementation of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for both Team Owners and Collaborators. This serves as a crucial deterrent against unauthorized access and administrative control.

2. Single Sign-On (SSO)

To further augment security measures, strict enforcement of Single Sign-On (SSO) is advocated. By integrating SSO with an identity provider, organizations can streamline access management while fortifying authentication protocols. Netlify offers options for both Organization SSO and Team SSO, tailored to suit varying organizational needs.

3. User Management

Effective user management is imperative in maintaining a secure environment. The Security Scorecard advocates for provisioning users with SCIM Directory Sync, facilitating centralized access control and minimizing security risks associated with unauthorized access. Additionally, recommendations regarding the reduction of Team Owners and removal of inactive users underscore the importance of maintaining an agile and secure user ecosystem.

4. Site Security

Securing web assets is paramount in safeguarding sensitive information. The Security Scorecard recommends implementing default Site Protection measures, such as restricting access to unreleased content and intellectual property. Additionally, guidelines for managing inactive sites and adhering to Git repository best practices further bolster the overall security posture.

5. Account Settings

Configuring account settings optimally is instrumental in fortifying security protocols. Netlify's Security Scorecard advocates for adding contacts for security incidents, ensuring prompt communication and mitigation of potential threats. By designating primary contacts for security, abuse, or fraud incidents, organizations can expedite response times and mitigate risks effectively.

Once the potential risks have been resolved, they’ll display in your dashboard for reference.

Final thoughts

Netlify's Security Scorecard is a pivotal tool when fortifying organizational cybersecurity measures. By leveraging its insights and recommendations, organizations can proactively identify and address security vulnerabilities, thereby safeguarding their digital assets effectively. As CISOs, it is imperative that we embrace proactive measures to adapt to evolving cyber threats, and Netlify's Security Scorecard facilitates precisely that.

Stay tuned for more insights on security best practices and how enterprises are leveraging Netlify for enhanced security. And If you are interested in learning more about the Security Scorecard or our Enterprise plans, please contact our Sales team.

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