SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna attends a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on February 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman-Pool/Getty Images)

SolarWinds’ chief executive said the software provider made a series of changes to its build process and board room reporting structure in an effort to prevent another supply chain attack like the one experienced by the company late last year.

Specifically, CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna said SolarWinds was experimenting with multiple, parallel build systems and chains for software updates that together could be used to cross-reference and verify the code integrity of the other chains. Each chain would have to be identified and compromised by an attacker in the same way to successfully push the kind of corrupted software updates that wrought downstream havoc on its customer supply chain.

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