SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, CrowdStrike executives face US Senate grilling

solarwinds microsoft fireeye crowdstrike executives face us senate grilling

The four are expected to argue for more – or even mandatory – transparency in the national response against cyberespionage, which has long been hobbled by secrecy and a widespread reluctance to identify publicly as victims of hacking.

Reuters

February 23, 2021 / 09:35 PM IST

Reuters

Top executives at Texas-based software company SolarWinds, digital giant Microsoft and cybersecurity firms FireEye and CrowdStrike are expected on Tuesday to defend their companies’ responses to a sprawling series of breaches blamed on Russian hackers when they face the U.S. Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence.

The four are expected to argue for more – or even mandatory – transparency in the national response against cyberespionage, which has long been hobbled by secrecy and a widespread reluctance to identify publicly as victims of hacking.

The four companies are key players in the response against a spectacular set of intrusions that have allowed alleged Russian spies to run amok across American networks, compromising a total of nine federal agencies and 100 private-sector companies in what Microsoft’s president Brad Smith described as the “largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen.”

Smith was among those to testify on Tuesday…

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