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 WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 7, 2021) – The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today reminded financial service registrants, particularly state-registered investment advisers and intrastate broker-dealers, to report any known issues or concerns related to the recent SolarWinds cybersecurity incident to their primary securities regulator.

In December 2020, the federal government has reported that SolarWinds, a vendor that provides updating and monitoring software to numerous government agencies and private companies, was the victim of a breach that caused SolarWinds Orion Network Management Products to transmit malware to many of its clients, including federal, state, and local governments, as well as other private sector entities.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an alert that describes the threat and provides guidance on how to address it. The alert is available here.

NASAA has been working with federal agencies to provide updated information to state and provincial securities regulators. NASAA is issuing this reminder to raise awareness among state registrants and to provide information and resources to help those affected to recover quickly and protect their clients and colleagues. Any firm with known malicious versions of the SolarWinds Orion software should contact its primary regulator.

Contact information for all state and provincial securities regulators can be found on the NASAA website, here

For More Information:

Bob Webster | Director of Communications

Noelle Lane | Communications & Outreach Specialist