Update On Key Events
The past few months have seen a saga unfolding between security vendor Kaspersky Lab and the federal government. The federal government has moved to block sales of the Moscow-based security vendor across all agencies, alleging the vendor has inappropriate ties to the Russian government. Kaspersky has fired back, saying the allegations are false on all counts. The private sector has also moved away from Kaspersky, with retailer Best Buy pulling the security vendor from its shelves. As the back and forth continues, Kaspersky partners tell CRN they are hearing more questions from their customers about the allegations and what they mean for their security portfolios. Here is an update on the key events so far between Kaspersky and the federal government, as well as what we might expect to see going forward.