DOD has a leg up in mitigating potential SolarWinds breach, former officials say

FedScoop: Despite possibly being compromised to some degree in the SolarWinds Orion hack, the Department of Defense stands a better chance than its civilian partners in recovering from the brazen breach, former officials say.

Public records show SolarWinds as a DOD vendor, and a security researcher told FedScoop that team members of his have “personally used Orion within DOD networks.” Wednesday, DOD denied it was on growing list of victims of the SolarWinds breach, in which suspected Russian hackers planted backdoors into software updates of Orion, a network management product.

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