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As an unprecedented year drew its last, gasping breath, all one could know with any certainty going into 2021 was that the turbulence of last year had not met its end. With vaccine-mania sweeping the globe and obscuring most other newsworthy events, many may have overlooked the SolarWinds attack, which came to light in early December 2020.

Although reports only recently surfaced, security and industry experts are speculating that the attack on SolarWinds Orion may have compromised as many as 18,000 companies and government entities utilizing the platform, beginning as early as October 2019.  What’s more, the news coverage to date has largely focused on the impact of the attacks for U.S. entities using Orion. In fact, the attacks have a far wider reach, and Israeli companies, whether or not SolarWinds users, are well-advised to consider the impact on their own organizations.

We encourage you to read the article, “The Compromise of SolarWinds Orion,” published in Wolters Kluwer’s Strategic Perspectives or view the SolarWinds Orion Data Security Update webinar hosted by GT Shareholders Gretchen Ramos, Jena Valdetero, and David Zetoony, where they discuss the SolarWinds Orion attack, legal considerations, next steps for companies directly impacted, and why companies who are not SolarWinds customers should care.

Greenberg Traurig’s Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity team is advising various organizations on a multitude of matters stemming from the SolarWinds attack. For more information, please reach out to Devora Snyder in our Tel Aviv office. To subscribe to future Data Privacy updates, click here.

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Photo of Devora Snyder-Shefer Devora Snyder-Shefer

Devora Y. Snyder focuses her technology practice on emerging technology, data privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property, with an emphasis on IT, technology licensing and privacy in the financial services and health care industries, as well as advertising and promotions, social networking, media, venture…

Devora Y. Snyder focuses her technology practice on emerging technology, data privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property, with an emphasis on IT, technology licensing and privacy in the financial services and health care industries, as well as advertising and promotions, social networking, media, venture capital and M&A. In this capacity, she counsels both established and emerging growth companies throughout the world including the U.S., Israel, China, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Photo of Gretchen A. Ramos Gretchen A. Ramos

Gretchen A. Ramos is Global Co-Chair of the Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Gretchen is a creative problem-solver that various large tech clients rely on to handle their most challenging data protection issues. Clients appreciate not only her legal skills, but also her

Gretchen A. Ramos is Global Co-Chair of the Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Gretchen is a creative problem-solver that various large tech clients rely on to handle their most challenging data protection issues. Clients appreciate not only her legal skills, but also her direct, no-nonsense approach in providing advice. She works closely with her clients to manage data and leverage its value in ways to meet compliance obligations, as well as deliver value to the business and instill consumer trust.

Photo of Jena M. Valdetero Jena M. Valdetero

Jena M. Valdetero serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice where she advises clients on complex data privacy and security issues. She has led more than 1,000 data breach investigations. A litigator by background, Jena defends companies against…

Jena M. Valdetero serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice where she advises clients on complex data privacy and security issues. She has led more than 1,000 data breach investigations. A litigator by background, Jena defends companies against privacy and data breach litigation, with an emphasis on class action lawsuits.

Photo of David A. Zetoony David A. Zetoony

David Zetoony, Co-Chair of the firm’s U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, focuses on helping businesses navigate data privacy and cyber security laws from a practical standpoint. David has helped hundreds of companies establish and maintain ongoing privacy and security programs, and he

David Zetoony, Co-Chair of the firm’s U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, focuses on helping businesses navigate data privacy and cyber security laws from a practical standpoint. David has helped hundreds of companies establish and maintain ongoing privacy and security programs, and he has defended corporate privacy and security practices in investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, and other data privacy and security regulatory agencies around the world, as well as in class action litigation.