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Senators Grill Cybersecurity Execs on SolarWinds Attack

FireEye, Microsoft, CrowdStrike Offer New Details and Recommendations Doug Olenick (DougOlenick) • February 23, 2021

(From the left) Microsoft President Brad Smith, SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna and FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia

The CEOs of SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike rolled out a series of cybersecurity recommendations to a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday while detailing how foreign actors gained access to their firms' systems as a result of the SolarWinds supply chain attack.

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The details that emerged from the testimony given before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence revealed the attack was part of a multi-decade effort on the part of the nation-state attacker, most likely Russia. It was estimated a team of 1,000 people was involved in pulling off the operation, which included a dry run in October 2019 against some of those attacked to ...

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