What might go down as the most consequential story of the year for the cybersecurity community only surfaced in December, despite the alarming realization that the SolarWinds supply chain hacking took place months before.

Cybersecurity experts predict years of clean up, both physical and political, from the infiltration attributed to Russia, which pushed malicious updates for the popular SolarWinds Orion IT platform. 

What remains to be seen is how the incident will influence federal legislation, business and government security priorities, and geopolitics.

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