U.S government bans the use of Kaspersky Lab
Cyber- Security has always been an issue around the globe, sometime this year it was reported that Kaspersky Lab (A multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider headquartered in Moscow, Russia and operated by a holding company in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1997 by Eugene Kaspersky, who is currently the CEO), has been helping the Russian Government with cyber espionage to the U.S Government.
It is reported that earlier this week (Tuesday) President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government. According to Reuters, the bans include as part of a broader defence policy spending bill that the U.S president signed, reinforces a directive issued by the Trump administration in September that civilian agencies remove Kaspersky Lab software within 90 days. The law applies to both civilian and military networks.
In an attempt to address suspicions issues, the company said in October it would submit the source code of its software and future updates for inspection by independent parties.
In a statement on Tuesday, Kaspersky Lab said it continued to have “serious concerns” about the law “due to its geographic-specific approach to cybersecurity.” It added that the company was assessing its options and would continue to “protect its customers from cyber threats (while) collaborating globally with the IT security community to fight cybercrime.”