SEC notice to SolarWinds CISO and CFO roils cybersecurity industry

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has roiled the cybersecurity industry by putting executives of SolarWind on notice that it may pursue legal action for violations of federal law in connection with their response to the 2020 attack on the company’s infrastructure that affected thousands of customers in government agencies and companies globally.

Current and former employees and officers of the company, including the chief financial officer (CFO) and chief information security officer (CISO), have received so-called Wells Notices from the SEC staff, in connection with the investigation of the 2020 cyberattack, the company said in an SEC filing

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