SolarWinds brings in a former federal cybersecurity chief as a consultant

Sudhakar Ramakrishna, who took over as SolarWinds CEO this week, wrote in a blog post that the company has brought in several cybersecurity experts to help the team immediately improve “critical business and product development systems, with the goal of making SolarWinds an enterprise software industry security leader.” On its website, Krebs Stamos Group states that it works with clients to “help them understand the threats they face, the weaknesses in their posture, and the role they play in the security of our wider society.”

Hackers reportedly used a vulnerability in IT management software sold by SolarWinds to access systems belonging to many public and private sector organizations, including federal agencies. US intelligence agencies have suggested Russia was behind the attack and officials believe more than 18,000 SolarWinds clients may have been affected. Meanwhile, it emerged that sealed US court records may have been compromised in the breach.