Russian Cybersecurity software provider Kaspersky is banned

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a press statement on Friday last week, determining a ban on Russian Cybersecurity software provider Kaspersky deeming the firm as a threat to US National Security.

FCC also extended the list by adding two other companies, China Mobile International USA and China Telecom Corp, and stated that they will put the purchase of equipment from these two companies on hold until further notice.

Already five other companies such as Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp were on the list since 2019 and the ban on the recent additions will reportedly be implemented on April 1st this year.

Ban on Kaspersky was much expected, as it is a Russian company and the relationship between Putin and Joe Biden deteriorated further, after Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in February 2022 to oust Zelenskyy.

Kaspersky has appealed against the ban and has been constantly telling the world that it is a private firm and has nothing to do with the nation’s president and his war mindset.

Note 1- FCC’s ban on a company means the money from the $8 Billion Annual Universal Service Fund will not be used to purchase any product or service from the banned company.

Note 2- Biden administration might have implanted the ban on Kaspersky, the Russia’s first company to put pressure on Putin to stop war on Ukraine- all a part of the newly announced sanctions on Moscow.

 

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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