Iowa State University affected by SolarWinds security breach

On December 13, 2020, the IT security team learned that one of Iowa State University’s software vendors, SolarWinds, experienced a security breach. It has been confirmed that Iowa State University was one of the estimated 18,000 customers affected by the SolarWinds security breach.

At this time, there is no evidence the university was targeted in this attack or that its infrastructure was compromised. It does not appear any sensitive or personal information of students, faculty or staff was compromised. The IT security team has decommissioned the affected servers and will continue to review activity logs and take additional remediation steps as needed.

Information Technology Services will supply updates on this webpage as they are made available.