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Cyber Brief: Federal Ban on Kaspersky Products

Published: Jun 20, 2018

Edited by Michael Martelle

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The Department of Defense, GSA, and NASA have issued implementation guidance for the ban on Kaspersky products mandated in the 2018 NDAA. This Cyber Brief includes that guidance, the relevant section of the 2018 NDAA, a DHS directive to remove Kaspersky products from Federal systems, and court documents from a lawsuit in which Kaspersky alleges that the DHS unfairly blocked its software from Federal systems based on unsubstantiated evidence.


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Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Application for a Preliminary Injunction. In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, February 5 2018.

The government's objection to Kaspersky's request for a preliminary injunction includes "factual background" on the company's ties to Russia, among other topics.

Complaint. In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, December 18 2017.

Kaspersky Labs alleges that the Department of Homeland Security unfairly blocked the company's software from being used by U.S. government agencies based on unsubstantiated charges of links to the Russian government.