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SolarWinds Taps Krebs, Stamos to Help Investigate Hack

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SolarWinds Corp. has tapped prominent security experts Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos to review its practices after suspected Russian hackers compromised the company’s software and conducted a sprawling hack across the U.S. government and private sector.

Krebs led the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, and was known for instilling confidence in the integrity of the 2020 elections until he was fired by President Donald Trump in November. Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook until 2018 and is currently director of the Stanford Internet Observatory.