In an OpEd piece published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, assistant research professor Gregory Falco shares his thoughts on the SolarWinds hack and how he feels it calls for a cyber-endurance strategy from the government.

“The SolarWinds hack is problematic. Troves of data are now in Russian hands, including Microsoft’s source code. That information is not coming back, nor is there an easy fix for patching up the government’s systems,” he states. “

Falco, a member of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering and Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA) at Johns Hopkins, continues, “Given the inevitability of cyber confrontation among the United States and other cyber powers, a strategy of persistent, active engagement with an adversary’s networks makes perfect sense. Attackers are getting in US government networks and the government, likewise, cannot pause in engaging them.”

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