What will be the lasting impact of SolarWinds on IT management?

I think the auditors of the world are about to get really busy. I think those who do risk assessments for a living, right, wrong, or indifferent, are seeing this as kind of the bell that finally has rung as to why they do what they do for a living. I still don't think it has sunk in for the rest of us, just the lasting impact. This is almost like the 9/11 of cybersecurity and risk management when it comes to vendors. I think there will be a before and an after. It's not being discussed at the level that I would expect. There should be a symposium about this. There will probably be MBA case studies about this, but I'm surprised we haven't seen it on every business journal's front page. It's still not on the front page of even the Wall Street Journal when it comes to the lasting impact that this will have in the future.

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I think the auditors of the world are about to get really busy. I think those who do risk assessments for a living, right, wrong, or indifferent, are seeing this as kind of the bell that finally has rung as to why they do what they do for a living. I still don't think it has sunk in for the rest of us, just the lasting impact. This is almost like the 9/11 of cybersecurity and risk management when it comes to vendors. I think there will be a before and an after. It's not being discussed at the level that I would expect. There should be a symposium about this. There will probably be MBA case studies about this, but I'm surprised we haven't seen it on every business journal's front page. It's still not on the front page of even the Wall Street Journal when it comes to the lasting impact that this will have in the future.
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