Incident response, Vulnerability management, Third-party risk

Solarwinds From the Inside: The Breach and the Aftermath – Tim Brown – CSP #78

The Solarwinds breach raised the visibility of Software supply chain risks, as many organizations employ third party software with potential access to sensitive information. Join the CISO of Solarwinds as he discusses what happened during the attack, the lessons learned, the mitigations employed after the attack, and excellent, transparent actions for organizations to manage software development and distribution processes.

Full episode and show notes


Tim Brown
Tim Brown
CISO at SolarWinds

Tim Brown joined SolarWinds in 2017 as vice president of security and is now the CISO for SolarWinds, overseeing internal IT security, product security, and security strategy. After the SUNBURST attack in December 2020, Tim Brown led the response and remediation efforts. Tim has spoken to thousands of customers and has been instrumental in all customer remediation support and services. He has worked closely with the SolarWinds® CEO in designing the future state of security and their “Secure by Design” philosophy. This new philosophy on software design will not only benefit SolarWinds but the industry as a whole, and it sets a precedent for responses to future cyberattacks. As a former Dell Fellow and CTO, Tim deeply understands the challenges and aspirations of the person responsible for driving digital innovation and change. Tim has over 25 years of experience, and his trusted advisor status has taken him from meeting with members of Congress and the Senate to the Situation Room in the White House. He’s also an avid inventor and holds 18 issued patents on security-related topics.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
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