In his newsletter, Matt Stoller takes an in-depth look at the Solarwinds hack and how it will impact the US and its citizens. Solarwinds is the result of a private-equity ethos applied to critical software and services. Stoller particularly picks out Thoma Bravo, pointing to their tactics as a direct reason for this national security crisis. It is a very sobering piece and a reminder that we are our own worst enemy.
Additional reading: The next Cyberattack is already underway, Jill Lepore, The New Yorker.