Kaspersky Software Can't Be Used By US Federal Agencies

The United States has banned the use of Kaspersky software by all federal agencies. Because of concerns the company may have unsavory ties to the Russian government, US officials don't believe any agencies should be relying on its software. Kaspersky has faced serious suspicion throughout 2017.

Federal agencies have three months to switch their software.

Kaspersky continues to say all of the allegations against it are baseless, with "no credible evidence" to hold them up.

The risk that the Russian government, whether acting on its own or in collaboration with Kaspersky, could capitalize on access provided by Kaspersky products to compromise federal information and information systems directly implicates U.S. national security. - Department of Homeland security