SolarWinds CEO and President Sudhakar Ramakrishna inherited the attack. He was hired shortly before the breach was discovered and stepped into the job just as the full extent of the hack became clear.

SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna speaks during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. February 23, 2021. – The hearing focused on the 2020 cyberattack that resulted in a series of data breaches within several agencies and departments in the US federal government. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DEMETRIUS FREEMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)