The US has expelled ten diplomats and placed a range of sanctions on Russian individual and assets in response to the SolarWinds hack. A number of private sector cybersecurity firms in Russia are also being sanctioned for their work in supporting government efforts.
Why do we care?
A simple update for sure, but the implications are wide here. Governments are going to be setting new norms about what is considered allowable and what isn’t. That’s also going to include laws around what is defined, but the social norms and practices matter. IT services companies should care about those norms, as they are the base we’ll work off.
Source: The Verge