President Elect Joe Biden could shift resources from the offensive cyber operations to the defensive side, devoting significant federal resources to researching and defending critical infrastructure and critical supply chain components like SolarWinds. (Adam Schultz / Biden for President)

In the same way that 9/11 led to substantial changes to how intelligence was handled, how the government was structured, and how laws applied to terrorist threats, the SolarWinds supply chain hack could inspire governments to rethink laws, regulations and strategies.

Sources differ whether this particular national security disaster, where the security of one private sector firm impacted organizations across the government and business spectrum, will bring similar change.

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