Not every website out there is particularly safe. UpGuard's CSTAR Cloudscanner continually monitors over a million websites for dozens of risk factors, and gives each site a score from 0 to 950, a bit like a credit score for risk.
CSTAR for Teams patiently listens for URLs posted in Slack and provides gentle CSTAR notifications in-line (configurable as emoji reactions or text replies), giving team members a heads-up about harmful sites prior to clicking the link.
Once installed, invite CSTAR to channels in which links are often posted (#general and #random may be a good start), and carry on using Slack normally.
Glad you asked—it's a way to score the risk level of third-party websites as well as internal systems. Read more.
You may say the following commands somewhere CSTAR can hear them (channels or privately):
Configuration settings are team-wide and can be changed by any team member.
Report bugs or send comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSTAR for Teams only listens for the bare minimum necessary to do its job—the domains of URLs which need to be scanned and configuration commands you issue to it—everything else is ignored. No chat history or individual user data is kept, transferred to anyone else, or used by UpGuard in any manner. Basic usage statistics (very generalized values such as the number of times CSTAR has been used) are collected and used only for future feature/scale planning, as well as troubleshooting.
While CSTAR has been shown to be a leading indicator of whether or not a website or organization is safe, we make no guarantees as to the security of your organization through use of this app. CSTAR for Teams does not censor or edit out potentially harmful links. Nothing is a replacement for educating your team about best practices regarding online security.