Darkreading reported that Kaspersky Lab’s filed a motion for injunctive relief against the Department of Homeland Security’s ban which has “caused considerable reputational damage and loss of sales to the company in North America. The debarment has precluded Kaspersky Lab from doing business with the US federal government, while hurting its consumer and commercial business as well,…” The January 19, 2018 article entitled “Kaspersky Lab Seeks Injunction Against US Government Ban” included these comments:
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last September ordered the removal of Kaspersky Lab software and services from all federal information systems covered under the Federal Information Systems Management Act, and banned further use of all products from the company.
The ban, issued under DHS Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 17-01, stemmed from concerns about the firm’s ties to the Russian government and the belief that Russian agents had used the company’s software to steal sensitive data from US government systems.
This will be an interesting case to follow.