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Weathering the Storm: The Role of Private Tech in the SolarWinds Breach and Ongoing Campaign, Joint Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, February 26, 2021   [open pdf - 384KB]

This is the February 26, 2021 joint hearing on "Weathering the Storm: The Role of Private Tech in the SolarWinds Breach and Ongoing Campaign," held before the House Committees on Oversight and Reform and Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Carolyn Maloney: "Today's hearing is the first in the House on the cyberattack uncovered last year that initially targeted the software company, SolarWinds, and its Orion product. The details are truly frightening. Here is what we know. A sophisticated attacker, reported to be the Russian Government, broke into SolarWinds' system and inserted malicious code into its software which customers then downloaded. [...] Among the victims were major technology companies, some of which have the best cybersecurity in the world, as well as critical infrastructure firms, our Nation's law enforcement and government agencies involved in foreign affairs, and national security. It has affected approximately 100 private sector companies and at least nine Federal agencies. [...] Today, our focus is on the private sector. The private sector plays a key role in our Nation's cyber defenses, they own critical infrastructure, and they develop essential information, communications, and technology products. They help the government and other companies secure and defend their own networks. It was the private sector that uncovered this attack, not our own government." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Kevin Mandia, and Brad Smith.

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Serial No. 117-5; Serial No. 117-4
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Date:
2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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