White House: Here’s what we’ve learned from tackling the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server cyber incidents

Lessons learned from responses to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange cyber incidents will be used to coordinate action against future cybersecurity and hacking incidents, the White House has said.

Both incidents required the United States to react to cyberattacks by nation-state hacking operations affecting thousands of organisations across the country – Russian intelligence compromised SolarWinds in a supply chain attack, while Chinese operatives targeted Microsoft Exchange.

The campaigns aren’t related, but both were able to gain access to a number of networks, with attackers remaining under the radar for a significant period of time before they were discovered.

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Source: ZDNet