Last month, a draft resolution was issued by the US Department of Defense requesting a ban on the use of Kaspersky Russian security products by the government for their concern about the use of Russian spy software.
To address these concerns, Kaspersky founder Eugene Kaspersky is prepared to provide part of the company’s source code to prove that it is an electronic security company and not a Russian spy trojan.
Kaspersky has contracts with several ministries and agencies of the US government to provide anti-virus programs such as the National Institute of Health and the Consumer Protection Association and even offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for years.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has called for the US Department of Defense to prevent Kaspersky protection programs under the pretext that it is subject to the influence of the Russian government and distrust of Kaspersky. Therefore, its sensitive infrastructure can not be delivered, especially with close ties between the company and members of the Russian government.
It is noteworthy that the founder of the company had previously studied in schools supported by the Soviet intelligence service KGP and worked with the Russian Ministry of Defense.