SolarWinds' Cyber 'Hygiene' Claims Keep Investor Suit Alive

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By Ben Kochman (March 30, 2022, 9:14 PM EDT) — A Texas federal court on Wednesday kept alive allegations from SolarWinds investors that the software firm misled them about its digital defenses before a massive cyberattack, citing a company executive’s frequent touting of the business’s security posture.

Tim Brown, who is now SolarWinds’ chief information security officer, had become the public face of the company’s cybersecurity program before a breach of its Orion network monitoring software came to light in December 2020, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman wrote.

The attack allowed Russian military operatives to gain a foothold into SolarWinds’ expansive roster of clients, including the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Commerce…

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