Whitepaper | In Response to The SolarWinds Breach: The Need to Return to Cybersecurity Fundamentals

In mid-December 2020, SolarWinds acknowledged that it experienced a massive supply chain attack where its compromised software channel was used to push out malicious updates to 18,000 of its Orion platform customers. Several government agencies were impacted in this unprecedented breach, including the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, and others. The fallout of this attack continues even now with the Department of Justice announcing that hackers accessed its Microsoft Office 365 email server, gaining the ability to see internal emails and correspondence.

While much of the commentary around the breach focuses on how it happened, little has been said about how to respond moving forward. This incident reminds us: we’re never too far gone to ensure we’re implementing the fundamentals. Utilizing cybersecurity basics can alleviate a number of the issues that allowed the hack to happen. We’ve put together a white paper that covers just that.

The white paper can be found here.

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