The next TikTok? Biden Administration Prepares to Ban Kaspersky Lab Software 

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The Biden administration is poised to issue a landmark order barring the use of Russian-made software from Kaspersky Lab. The lab is a prominent cybersecurity firm.

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More than 400 million users and 240,000 companies globally use Kaspersky Lab’s cybersecurity software products. The implications of a U.S. ban are significant.

According to Gartner, Kaspersky Lab is currently “the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide and the fifth largest vendor of Enterprise Endpoint Protection.”

This is the latest effort to use regulatory powers to prevent Americans from using popular technology considered a “national security risk.” The Senate is currently weighing a bill that would force Chinese-owned TikTok to find a new owner or face a US ban.

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A large volume of hack attacks has increased fears within US government circles that critical infrastructure is not being protected leading to the potential.