Since Dec. 13, the SolarWinds breach has dominated the news cycle. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an emergency directive to help mitigate the maliciousness of the breach. SolarWinds’ Orion software, was distributed to as many as 18,000 customers, and they may have been affected. While other reports indicate that some of the government agencies—including the departments of Treasury, State, Commerce, Energy (specifically, the National Nuclear Security Administration, which is responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile), and Homeland Security – may have been affected as well. CISA clearly attributes the attack to Russian hackers and that they have had a foothold in the affected networks since March 2020.

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