Trump’s former cybersecurity chief hired by SolarWinds

SolarWinds, the technology company that recently experienced a significant cyber-attack has hired Chris Krebs to deal with the fallout from the hack. Chris Krebs was Trump’s former cybersecurity chief and has been hired by SolarWinds as an independent consultant. Krebs was head of the U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), which alongside the FBI are leading the government’s investigation into the SolarWinds attack.

In a blog post SolarWinds’ new CEO, Sudhakar Ramakrishna, said, “I commit to being transparent with our customers, our government partners, and the general public in both the near-term and long-term about our security enhancements to ensure we maintain what’s most important to us – your trust”.


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