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DHS Bars Government from Using Russia-Based Kaspersky Software


Kaspersky Lab headquarters, Moscow

The directive gives federal agencies 30 days to scrub their networks for Kaspersky software, then develop a plan and start removing the software within 90 days.

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In a move likely to escalate tensions between Washington and Moscow, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered all federal agencies to stop using software made by the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, citing concerns that the Moscow-based firm's software could give the Kremlin a foothold in the U.S. government.

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