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Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Helps the NSA

Most Lawfare readers will be familiar with Kaspersky Labs, the Russian cybersecurity firm. Many American cyberspecurity experts (including Rick Ledgett, Nicholas Weaver, and me) have been skeptical about the firm, suspecting that its connections to the Russian government were not wholly benign. We were not alone in that concern: eventually the U.S.

Cybersecurity and Deterrence

Kaspersky Lab v. DHS: The Government's Response and Kaspersky's Reply

In December 2017, the Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security over an order labeling Kaspersky software an “information security risk” and ordering the removal of all relevant software from government national security systems after a review process of 90 days.

Cybersecurity

How Kaspersky Can Restore Trust

Kaspersky Lab has been under intense fire recently for allegedly using, or allowing Russian government agents to use, its signature anti-virus software to retrieve supposed National Security Agency tools from the home computer of an NSA employee. This follows activities from the U.S. government including Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's proposed legislation to ban Kaspersky products from use by the government and a binding operational directive from the Department of Homeland Security that does the same.

Cybersecurity

On Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab is an excellent company with a solid reputation for building good security products. For most users, there is no meaningful distinction between Kaspersky, Symantec, or F-Secure as sources for antivirus and related tools. All are good options.

Cybersecurity and Deterrence

Kaspersky Lab Has Been Working With Russian Intelligence

A recent AP story notes that senior U.S. intelligence officials do not recommend Kaspersky's anti-virus products. Attempting to rebut the concern, Eugene Kaspersky has offered to allow the inspection of the source code of his anti-virus products. For reasons that Herb Lin ably outlines, that offer is inadequate to establish the lack of Russian government influence.

Cyber & Technology

On the Inspection of Anti-Virus Source Code to Demonstrate the Lack of Offensive Cyber Capabilities

A recent AP story notes that senior U.S. intelligence officials have advised Congress to steer well clear of Kaspersky's products. In response to such U.S. government concerns, Eugene Kaspersky has offered to allow the inspection of the source code of his anti-virus products.

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