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Microsoft president: The only reason we know about SolarWinds hack is because FireEye told us – CNBC

He planned to tell lawmakers that private sector companies should be required to be transparent about significant breaches of their systems.

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The massive hack into government systems through a software contractor would have remained unknown by the public if not for one company’s decision to be transparent about a breach of its systems, Microsoft President Brad Smith plans to tell lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday.
“The fact that we are here today, discussing this attack, dissecting what went wrong, and identifying ways to mitigate future risk, is occurring only because my fellow witness, Kevin Mandia, and his colleagues at FireEye, chose…

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