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What a Security Products Blacklist Means for End Users & Integrators

A recent US Commerce Department blacklist of several Chinese entities leaves a looming question: What happens if your products are now prohibited?
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11/6/2019 | 5:41:34 PM
Why the blacklist is good for everyone
While I agree with your article when focused strictly at face value, there are a number of good reasons for the ban.

First, let's start with Kaspersky.  Fact: this company was founded by a former KGB agent.  Fact: this company has gone well beyond the scope of a cyber defense company.  Ties to Russian intelligence are undisputed.  There are dozens of articles on this subject.  Lack of trust is the concern.

Second, China.  This is a communist nation that is actively involved in well documented horrors against its people.  There are hundreds of articles documenting contemporary atrocities, human rights violations, and crimes against humanity.  In addition, there are numerous articles documenting evidence of intentionally designed and placed backdoors in various Chinese products as dictated by Chinese government mandates.  Huawei is tip of the iceberg.  Egregious violations of human rights and lack of trust are the concerns.
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