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The US Is Banning Kaspersky

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2024/06/the-us-is-banning-kaspersky.html

This move has been coming for a long time.

The Biden administration on Thursday said it’s banning the company from selling its products to new US-based customers starting on July 20, with the company only allowed to provide software updates to existing customers through September 29. The ban—­the first such action under authorities given to the Commerce Department in 2019­—follows years of warnings from the US intelligence community about Kaspersky being a national security threat because Moscow could allegedly commandeer its all-seeing antivirus software to spy on its customers.

Arresting IT Administrators

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2022/12/arresting-it-administrators.html

This is one way of ensuring that IT keeps up with patches:

Albanian prosecutors on Wednesday asked for the house arrest of five public employees they blame for not protecting the country from a cyberattack by alleged Iranian hackers.

Prosecutors said the five IT officials of the public administration department had failed to check the security of the system and update it with the most recent antivirus software.

The next step would be to arrest managers at software companies for not releasing patches fast enough. And maybe programmers for writing buggy code. I don’t know where this line of thinking ends.