Incident Response Blog: SUNBURST / SolarWinds

On December 13, FireEye and Microsoft released information regarding a newly discovered nation-state campaign actors leveraging access to the SolarWinds Orion Platform. The SolarWinds Orion Platform is used for IT infrastructure management in many government agencies and corporate networks. Nation-state actors compromised the SolarWinds supply chain to trojanize their software updates and gain access to SolarWinds’ customers. In response, the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an emergency directive to US Government agencies to disconnect or power down SolarWinds Orion products immediately. Several departments and agencies are known to be compromised and a Cyber Unified Coordination Group has been established to respond to this incident.

CTA members are working to identify and assist their customers that may be at risk of this incident and are publishing blogs and reports to detail their actions, as well as protections and mitigations that would be helpful for response efforts. As a part of this effort, CTA members are sharing information to ensure that we are coordinated and working together for the greater good. We are providing links to our members’ reports and updates related to this incident in this blog.

As of February 10, 2021, this blog is no longer being regularly updated.

 

Anomali

Check Point

Cisco

Dragos

ElevenPaths – Telefónica Cyber Security Company

Fortinet

McAfee

Palo Alto Networks

Panda Security

Radware

Rapid7

ReversingLabs

SecurityScorecard

SonicWall

Sophos

Symantec – A Division of Broadcom

VMware

 

(Last updated 3:15PM EST, February 10, 2021)

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Author: Neil Jenkins

As Chief Analytic Officer, Neil leads CTA’s analytic efforts, focusing on the development of threat profiles, adversary playbooks, and other analysis using the threat intelligence in the CTA Platform. Previously, he served in various roles within the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and Center for Naval Analyses, where he spearheaded numerous initiatives tied to cybersecurity strategy, policy, and operational planning for both the public and private sectors.