Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Operations

9/11/2019
01:00 PM
50%
50%

Fed Kaspersky Ban Made Permanent by New Rules

A new set of regulations converts the government ban on using Kaspersky products from a temporary rule to one that's permanent.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council has published a final, formal regulation that bars government agencies, departments, and bureaus from buying security software and services from Kaspersky Lab. This new rule replaces a temporary regulation that had instructed Federal purchasers on how they should act in abiding with terms of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

The new regulation, spelled out in Sections 1634 (a) and (b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, is a blanket prohibition that extends beyond the government itself; no contractor with a government practice is allowed to have Kaspersky software or services in any of its systems, either.

Kaspersky was hit with the prohibition in 2017 because of concerns that it could be serving as a "backdoor" attack surface for agents of Russia's government. Kaspersky has protested that the regulation is unconstitutional because it targets a single company, not a set of behaviors.

For more, read here.

Check out The Edge, Dark Reading's new section for features, threat data, and in-depth perspectives. Today's top story: "Security Pros’ Painless Guide to Machine Learning, AI, ML & DL."

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
kathleenrkeaton
100%
0%
kathleenrkeaton,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/11/2019 | 11:49:26 PM
thank you somuch
Thank so much
US Turning Up the Heat on North Korea's Cyber Threat Operations
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  9/16/2019
7 Ways VPNs Can Turn from Ally to Threat
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  9/21/2019
Security Pros Value Disclosure ... Sometimes
Dark Reading Staff 9/19/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: I wish they'd put a sock in it.
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-16691
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-23
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
CVE-2019-16707
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-23
Hunspell 1.7.0 has an invalid read operation in SuggestMgr::leftcommonsubstring in suggestmgr.cxx.
CVE-2019-16708
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-23
ImageMagick 7.0.8-35 has a memory leak in magick/xwindow.c, related to XCreateImage.
CVE-2019-16709
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-23
ImageMagick 7.0.8-35 has a memory leak in coders/dps.c, as demonstrated by XCreateImage.
CVE-2019-16710
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-23
ImageMagick 7.0.8-35 has a memory leak in coders/dot.c, as demonstrated by AcquireMagickMemory in MagickCore/memory.c.