Security Inbox

Security Inbox provides a consolidated, actionable list of your most important security findings. It automatically contextualizes and correlates insights from Datadog security products across vulnerabilities, signals, misconfigurations, and identity risks into a unified, prioritized view of actions to take to strengthen your environment.

The Security Inbox shows prioritized security issues for remediation

Types of findings in Security Inbox

The findings that appear in Security Inbox are generated from Application Security Management (ASM) and Cloud Security Management (CSM). These include the following types of findings:

  • Misconfigurations for CSM Misconfigurations.
  • Identity risks for CSM Identity Risks.
  • Application library vulnerabilities for ASM library vulnerabilities. All high and critical application library vulnerabilities on production services under attack appear in the inbox.
  • Application code vulnerabilities for ASM code-level vulnerabilities. All high and critical application code vulnerabilities appear in the inbox.
  • Attack Paths. An attack path outlines a series of interconnected misconfigurations, container image, host, and application vulnerabilities that malicious actors could leverage to gain unauthorized access, escalate privileges, or compromise sensitive data in your cloud environment. All attack paths are listed in Security Inbox by default.

Security Inbox also takes the following detected risks into consideration when determining which findings appear in the inbox:

  • Public accessibility: Publicly exposed resources carry elevated risk, especially if they contain vulnerabilities or misconfigurations. To learn more, see How Datadog Determines if Resources are Publicly Accessible.
  • Privileged access: Resources with privileged access carry elevated risk as they grant elevated permissions that can expand the attack surface.
  • Under attack: Resources that are seeing suspicious security activity carry elevated risks. Resources are flagged as “Under Attack” if a security signal has been detected on the resource in the last 15 days.
  • Exploit available: Vulnerabilities with public exploits available carry elevated risks. The availability of a public exploit is verified with different exploit databases, such as cisa.gov, exploit-db.com, and nvd.nist.gov.
  • In production: Vulnerabilities in production environments carry elevated risks. The environment is computed from the env tag.

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