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October 23, 2021

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CISA chief Easterly says SolarWinds attack is propelling key cyber initiatives focused on ‘visibility’

By Charlie Mitchell / October 6, 2021

The late 2020 SolarWinds attack affecting federal and private-sector systems has been the catalyst for a series of cybersecurity initiatives aimed at improving collaboration and visibility into government and industry networks, according to CISA Director Jen Easterly.

The attack led to a “lessons learned in how to secure identity in a cloud environment,” Easterly said in a Tuesday Washington Post Live” interview with Post columnist David Ignatius. Most particularly, she said, President Biden’s May cybersecurity executive order “addresses...


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