SolarWinds

Defending against supply chain attacks like the SolarWinds breach

The success of the massive SolarWinds supply-chain attack presents an urgent new cybersecurity challenge to every business. We plumb the tactics used in the SolarWinds breach and show how Acronis defends against it and similar attacks.

Acronis secure software development lifecyle

Following reports that SolarWinds’ Orion business software was compromised and used in a supply-chain attack by SUNBURST malware. The distributed malware then used elevated credentials gained by compromising network traffic management systems to target FireEye, a cybersecurity firm, and several U.S. government agencies. Details of the attack are available from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

While not affected by this event, Acronis wants to reassure partners and customers that we have a strict, secure software development life cycle (SDLC) in place, which we continuously strengthen, to ensure our solutions are safe, secure, and reliable.