E.J. Hilbert
4 min readDec 15, 2020

Russia’s “Sunburst Gambit” — The Hack of SolarWinds, FireEye, et al.

Cyber security is a game between the aggressor and the defender. Both players play both roles at times. The game board is the systems of computers owned and operated by governments and corporations around the world. It is like a strange version of Chess. One side moves and the other makes a counter. In the game the world is just hearing about, Russia pulled off the most masterful move and the U.S. never saw it coming and has no real countermove.

In the last week, the world was made aware that the cyber security Juggernaut, FireEye, was electronically…

E.J. Hilbert

Work in the CyberSecurity and Privacy Arena worldwide, Owner of KCECyber, Ex-FBI. All opinions posted are my own !!!