Laura Jehl Comments about U.S. Ban on Certain Foreign-Made Software Installed in Government Computers

News / September 26, 2017

Partner Laura Jehl is quoted in an article published Sept. 18, 2017, in WSJ Pro Cybersecurity. The article, “Kaspersky Ban Highlights Global Risk to Mixing Intel and Tech,” discusses the U.S. ban on the use of AO Kaspersky Labs software on government computers. Jehl commented on the broader business risks of using foreign-made software, saying, “It’s a tangled web, with a lot of different pieces, and we haven’t really seen it all shake out yet.”

She noted that although the U.S. government has typically been concerned about potential cybercrime threats to critical infrastructure companies such as nuclear power, defense manufacturing and energy, worries about foreign-made software might be spreading to other industries.

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