Debating CISO Accountability: Inside the SolarWinds SEC Case

The SEC case against SolarWinds and its CISO has been one of the most passionate topics all, spawning heated discussions in the hallways of CISOs across the country and globe, often bifurcating cybersecurity professionals into two opposing camps. One side declaring the SEC actions to be an affront to the role of CISOs, essentially unfairly targeting them and making their already difficult job unnecessarily more problematic. The other side typically states it is a matter where individuals broke the rules and are being held accountable, and this case is not forcing any specific set of security controls by public companies.

Panelists: Jim Routh and Michael W. Reese

Moderator Matthew Rosenquist

Many thanks to CISO Platform for sponsoring this event!


SEC official announcement:

SEC Complaint (.pdf)


Follow me on LinkedIn:

Subscribe to the Cybersecurity Insights channel for more great content:

How do you rate this article?


Matthew Rosenquist
Matthew Rosenquist

Cybersecurity Strategist specializing in the evolution of threats, opportunities, and risks in pursuit of optimal security for our digital world.

Cybersecurity Tomorrow
Cybersecurity Tomorrow

Cybersecurity strategy perspectives for the emerging risks and opportunities of securing our digital world. The insights of today will lead to tomorrow's security, privacy, and safety foundations.

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.