Inside Cybersecurity

December 1, 2021

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Attack breached federal departments on front lines of cyber efforts, reviving major policy questions

By Charlie Mitchell / December 15, 2020

A cyber attack that penetrated systems at the departments of Homeland Security, Commerce and Treasury raises questions over the adequacy of coordination and visibility into systems, and an ongoing inability to deter nation-state aggression, cyber leaders said after revelation of breaches compromising SolarWinds Orion services used by federal agencies and the private sector alike.

There are significant unknowns around the attack, including on scope and duration, as cyber policy veterans begin sorting through the damage to assess policy implications.


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