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United Kingdom government bans all Russian anti-virus software from Secret-rated systems

04 December 2017, 07:18 | Jodi Jackson

Despite repeated vigorous denials, it seems anti-virus company Kaspersky is unable to convince anyone that matters that they are not in league with the Russian government.

"Kaspersky Lab appreciates the collaborative, risk management-based approach taken by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) with regards to identifying and mitigating any potential information security risks involved in the sourcing of IT products". "We are in discussions with Kaspersky Lab. about whether we can develop a framework that we and others can independently verify", Martin said in the letter, which was publicly released. "As stated in the company's Global Transparency Initiative announcement, Kaspersky Lab continues to partner with its stakeholders globally, including governments, as part of its ongoing commitment to protect customers from cyber threats". He goes on to note that "there's nearly no installed base of Kaspersky AV in central government", and that beyond that small existing number, "we see no compelling case at present to extend", to the general public. On Friday, the Verge reported, the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre issued new guidance on the risk posed by "cloud-enabled products".

Theresa May said last month that Russian Federation was attempting to "weaponise information" and threaten the worldwide order. He advised that "a Russia-based provider should never be used" for systems that deal with issues related to national security. Kaspersky has strongly denied allegations about the safety of its products or ties to the Russian government, saying it has become a scapegoat in the midst of rising tensions between Washington and Moscow.

In an accompanying blog post, the center's technical director, Ian Levy explains that while foreign actors do pose a threat to United Kingdom national interests, it's a complicated issue, and that in most instances, systems are weakened by avoidable risks, such as out-of-date software, poor network management, and poor credential management.

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