1. Reports & whitepapers
  2. Solorigate: Winds of change

Solorigate: Winds of change

Underlying causes and implications
of the SolarWinds attack

The SolarWinds incident is set to dominate the cybersecurity weather for many months to come. Indeed, it will likely be remembered as a pivotal moment in the short history of our industry. The typhoon that everyone will remember. Much of the discussion will focus on what the perpetrators did, and what the victims did not do. Many suggestions for improvement will be made, and hopefully many significant changes will result .

SolarWinds did not come out of the blue, however, and should not be regarded as such. Solorigate is the inevitable consequence of a powerful set of systemic factors that collectively produce a climate that is inherently volatile but can still be predicted. While forecasts for a specific day may fail, the general tendency is driven by known forces and systems.

 

Download paper

Get your questions answered: join the webinar!

SolarWinds is the topic of a webinar hosted by Charl van der Walt, Head of Security Research at Orange Cyberdefense. To join him in the discussion of the incident just fill in the form underneath. Attendance is free of course.