Kremlin Makes Russian Tech Offers They Can’t Refuse

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After reports that highly classified intelligence material was taken from a NSA contractor’s private computer through the individual’s use of Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus software, all eyes turned to the Moscow-based company’s relationship with Russian intelligence and the Kremlin. As private companies using the antivirus software scramble to assess their exposure, The Cipher Brief caught up with former GCHQ Director Robert Hannigan after he attended the Cambridge Cyber Summit in Boston to ask how the UK views this threat and how business should think about protecting itself.

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