President Biden Orders SolarWinds Intelligence Assessment

Healthcare Info Security

Mathew J. Schwartz

The new Biden administration has vowed to hold Russia accountable for multiple "reckless and adversarial" actions of late, and ordered a full-scale intelligence review of the SolarWinds hack.

"Even as we work with Russia to advance U.S. interests, so too we work to hold Russia to account for its reckless and adversarial actions," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday.

"To this end the president is also issuing a tasking to the intelligence community for its full assessment of the SolarWinds cyber breach, Russian interference in the 2020 election, its use of chemical weapons against opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the alleged bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan," she said.

The Biden administration's early moves signal, in part, the importance of...

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