The SolarWinds Breach and

It’s Lasting Implications


The SolarWinds Breach and
It's Lasting Implications

The SolarWinds breach and its effects have been unwinding, with new developments on almost a daily basis. This attack and the methods used have caused many to question how we approach cybersecurity defenses in modern enterprise environments. This event certainly will have major implications across IT operations, cybersecurity, IT audit and enterprise risk for some time to come. As leaders in risk management we need to be prepared to pivot our approach to assessing cyber risk in this dynamic environment.

Learning Objectives:

Please join us in this session as we will explore the following:

  • A detailed anatomy and breakdown of the SolarWinds breach
  • Highlights of some of the indicators of compromise
  • Detailed discussion about what makes this attack most unique
  • The long term risk management implications that this event predicates
  • Best practices and audit ideas to bring back to you organization in order to help detect and prevent similar occurrences in the future

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About the Presenter



CEO & Managing Partner,
Echelon Risk + Cyber

Contact Daniel

Dan is the CEO & Managing Partner at Echelon. He possesses nearly 20 years of experience within information technology, audit, risk and cyber security. Prior to Dan’s career in audit and cyber security, he worked in the technology departments of a Fortune 150 manufacturer and a Fortune 50 healthcare insurance provider. Prior to joining Echelon, Dan was a partner at Schneider Downs, a top 60 public accounting firm in the United States, where he led and built an IT Risk Advisory and cyber security practice from 4 employees to 40. Dan has a long track record building capable teams and establishing and offering new and innovative lines of professional services to meet the unique needs of his clients.​


Dan has experience providing internal audit co/outsourcing and security consulting services across various industries. Services he has provided include Sarbanes-Oxley 404 control design and testing, SSAE 18 (SOC 1), (SOC 2 & 3 including SOC 2+) control design/testing/report development, vendor risk management consulting (SIG, AUP and VRMMM), general computer control development and testing, IT risk assessment/analysis, information security program development, network security assessments, internal and external network penetration assessments, information systems general control reviews, information security and privacy assessments (GLBA, HIPAA, ISO 27001, FFIEC cyber security, CMMC, GDPR and NIST), PCI-DSS compliance services, data analysis, business continuity and disaster recovery plan development and testing.​



  • MBA – Information Technology and Finance, University of Pittsburgh​
  • BSBA – Information Technology, Duquesne University​



  • CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor​
  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional​
  • CMMC-RP – cyber security Maturity Model Certification-Registered Practitioner (Certification Pending)​
  • CTPRA – Certified Third-Party Risk Assessor​
  • CTPRP – Certified Third-Party Risk Professional​

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