The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a directive to all federal agencies ordering them to identify Kaspersky products on their information systems within 30 days and begin to discontinue their use within 90 days.
The Binding Operational Directive (BOD) became a surprise for the Moscow-based world leading cyber security company. It responded with an official statement, saying that “deeply disappointed” by the decision of the authorities in the US.
However, Kaspersky Lab has not been able to shake off the allegations because it is harder to prove that you are innocent while everyone says you are. Whatever it be, it will take time to Kaspersky to set status quo.
Last week, the No.1 U.S. electronics retailer Best Buy Co pulled Kaspersky Lab’s cyber security products from its shelves and website.
Kaspersky Lab ‘does not have unethical ties or affiliations with any government, including Russia’
Kaspersky Lab’s press service issued a statement, in which noted the company will continue to work together with the US DHS because of it is for sure that ‘further investigations would prove that all accusations brought against it are baseless.’
In its statement, Kaspersky rejected the DHS allegations as “completely unfounded” and said, “it does not have unethical ties or affiliations with any government, including Russia”. Oved decades, it maintains the cyber security all over the world, not geopolitical issues.
The four-paragraph statement continued that cyber security company never helped with the cyber espionage or offensive cyber efforts. Kaspersky Lab underlined that the Moscow-based private company can be considered guilty until proven innocent.