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Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software
« on: September 13, 2017, 09:43:50 PM »
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Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software
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The US Department of Homeland Security has told government departments and agencies to remove all security software from the Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab from their IT systems. It said it was concerned about ties between company officials and the Russian intelligence services. The move comes ahead of a vote in the US Senate this week to prohibit use of the company's products by government. Kaspersky Lab has repeatedly denied that it has ties to the Kremlin.But the allegations have led to a number of US retailers withdrawing its products from sale. Kaspersky has more than 400 million customers worldwide, but it has never succeeded in becoming a major supplier to the US government.

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Re: Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 10:49:07 PM »
According to the Washington Post, they have "90 days to prove its products are not a security risk or to mitigate the concerns."  U.S. moves to ban Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage - The Washington Post

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The company said in a statement Wednesday that it “doesn’t have inappropriate ties with any government, which is why no credible evidence has been presented publicly by anyone or any organization to back up the false allegations made against the company.”

It also said that the Russian law requiring assistance does not apply to the company.

“Kaspersky Lab has never helped, nor will help, any government in the world with its cyberespionage or offensive cyber efforts, and it’s disconcerting that a private company can be considered guilty until proven innocent, due to geopolitical issues,” Kaspersky said. “The company looks forward to working with DHS, as Kaspersky Lab ardently believes a deeper examination of the company will substantiate that these allegations are without merit.”

The department is giving Kaspersky 90 days to prove its products are not a security risk or to mitigate the concerns.


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