Haunted by the far-reaching implications of the recent supply chain attacks, software company executives have ordered sweeping new assessments of their products, looking for any signs of suspicious activity, code anomalies, or exploits that could deal them a similar fate.

If or when more attacks are uncovered, end-user organizations will need to apply the lessons learned from recent attacks that used SolarWinds and potentially other avenues to infiltrate networks, taking swift and decisive action, infosec experts agreed in a series of interviews with SC Media.

"Companies large and small alike are going back and looking through their environments and their processes,” said Jerry Davis, founder of risk management firm Gryphon X, LLC and former chief information security officer at NASA and the U.S. Department of Education. “No one wants to be patient zero.”

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