On December 6, 2020, a massive security breach was discovered by SolarWinds, a software company whose Orion application is used by 33,000 organizations nationwide (including federal agencies) to manage their IT operations. This “supply chain” attack went undetected for more than nine months. Once discovered, it was revealed that the breach went as far as the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Treasury, in addition to more than 18,000 commercial companies. Industry experts are continuing to assess how wide and deep the impact of this attack was, and what can be done to guard against future attacks of this kind.
Host: Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP Associates
Local Businesses that received a “shout out” from today’s guests:
Shanes Texas Pit, Hampton, NH (David)
Swadist Indian Restaurant, Jersey City, NJ (Dillon)
Tabor Pizzeria, Morris Plains, NJ (Steve)
Alessio's, Hoboken, NJ (Paul)