Should Kaspersky Users Upgrade to Next Generation Anti-Virus

“You’re giving them a long time. Do you think if this happened in Russia, if they found a system of ours was looking at all their stuff, that they would give their government 90 days to remove it? Seriously? The point I am making I mean is that why don’t you just say you have to remove it immediately?”

On Sept. 13, the DHS announced a Binding Operational Directive — only the fourth of its kind — to push agencies to “take actions related to the use or presence of information security products, solutions, and services supplied directly or indirectly by AO Kaspersky Lab or related entities,” according to a government statement. The BOD followed months of speculation and media reports connecting the Russian anti-virus maker to the Kremlin’s national security apparatus.

Senator questions DHS’s handling of Kaspersky software ban in federal agencies

If you’re a Kaspersky user, this might be a good opportunity to look at next-generation anti-virus or endpoint security solutions from our vendor partners like:

Carbon Black – https://www.carbonblack.com/

Sophos – https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/intercept-x.aspx