Lawmakers and witnesses at the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on the SolarWinds emphasized the possibility of legislation mandating certain businesses to disclose some breaches to the federal government.

The hearing comes about two months after FireEye's revelation that hackers used a malicious software update on the SolarWinds Orion IT management system to hack several government agencies and private firms — including FireEye itself. The hackers, which lawmakers and several companies believe to be Russian intelligence, used other third-party infrastructure in attacks as well.

Currently there is no rule mandating a company like FireEye to disclose a breach to the federal government, even when national security is a concern.

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