CyberArk Software has patented a system for automatically detecting and addressing security risks in code segments. The technology involves analyzing code for embedded credentials and API calls to determine security risk levels. Anomalies are identified and control actions are applied to mitigate risks. GlobalData’s report on CyberArk Software gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on CyberArk Software, Automation system authentication was a key innovation area identified from patents. CyberArk Software's grant share as of January 2024 was 56%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Automated security risk detection and mitigation in code segments

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: CyberArk Software Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11822670B2) discloses a computer-readable medium containing instructions for automatically detecting and addressing security risks in code segments. The operations involve identifying code segments in a network environment, scanning for credentials and API calls, determining security risk levels based on identified credentials and API actions, detecting anomalies indicating security risks, and applying control actions to mitigate these risks. The patent also covers methods for identifying anomalies by comparing security risk levels of different code segments, updating creator profiles based on security risks, and determining API and credentials risk levels based on privileged access and sensitivity of target resources.

Furthermore, the patent details control actions such as modifying authentication requirements, flagging or disabling credentials, removing credentials from code segments, and reporting anomalies. The method aims to enhance security by dynamically scanning network environments in real-time, addressing security risks associated with embedded credentials and API actions, and taking proactive measures to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive resources. By automating the detection and mitigation of security risks in code segments, this technology offers a comprehensive approach to safeguarding network environments and ensuring the integrity of software applications.

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