International Journal of Business and Applied Social Science

ISSN: 2469-6501 (Online)

DOI: 10.33642/ijbass
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Author(s): Dr. Shetia C. Butler Lamar; Michelle Kuralt; Carolyn Zidor-Guerrier
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Along with the rising demand for companies to facilitate business functions more efficiently, information technology has increasingly become a vehicle to bring about the convenience and efficiency that companies require to promote effective business operations. With such reliance upon information technology solutions comes the potential for companies to become more vulnerable to possible security incidents with their increased reliance upon third-party vendors for software solutions.
This paper seeks to explore the software company SolarWinds and analyze its 2020 security breach. This paper will discuss how the SolarWinds breach occurred, how IT Security Professionals perceived it, and the vulnerabilities within the SolarWinds system before the breach. It will also analyze and evaluate the lessons learned from the SolarWinds breach and explore security measures implemented after the attack
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