On Dec. 13, 2020, news broke of a significant security breach at SolarWinds. To mitigate any potential risks to the bank and its clients, Reliant’s security team immediately conducted a thorough investigation of all systems and found no evidence of any data compromise. As part of the investigative process, we followed the recommendations of U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and SolarWinds and shut down all SolarWinds services as a precautionary step until the proper patch was implemented.
Reliant Bank is committed to cyber security and has an active risk management program that monitors and patches its networks, thoroughly reviews and vets all vendors and works to ensure business continuity. We consider nothing more important than the security of customer information and proactively monitor all systems and vendors to ensure the safety of your data.
Q. Who is SolarWinds?
A. SolarWinds is a software company that helps businesses manage networks and information technology infrastructure.
Q. What is the SolarWinds Data Breach?
A. According to the SolarWinds website, SolarWinds was the victim of a cyberattack to its systems that inserted a vulnerability (SUNBURST) within the Orion® Platform software, Version 2019.4 HF 5, 2020.2 with no hotfix installed, and Version 2020.2 HF 1, which could potentially allow an attacker to compromise the server on which Orion products run. Complete details are available at https://www.solarwinds.com/securityadvisory.