U.S. Bans Kaspersky Software Amid Concerns Over Russia Ties

Security Week | July 12, 2017

U.S. Bans Kaspersky Software Amid Concerns Over Russia Ties
Washington - The US government has moved to block federal agencies from buying software from Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, amid concerns about the company's links to intelligence services in Moscow. The General Services Administration, which handles federal government purchasing contracts, said in a statement to AFP that Kaspersky Lab, a major global provider of cybersecurity software, has been removed from its list of approved vendors, making it more difficult to obtain Kaspersky products. "GSA's priorities are to ensure the integrity and security of US government systems and networks and evaluate products and services available on our contracts using supply chain risk management processes," the agency said in a statement.

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