Russia to Increase Protection of Information Systems

9 Jul 2013

At a meeting of a Security Council devoted to the improvement of the military organization of Russia for the period through 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia must respond effectively to cyber threats and increase the level of protection of information systems at strategic facilities, RIA Novosti reports.

“We need to be prepared to effectively fend off threats in cyberspace, increasing the level of protection through the appropriate infrastructure, in particular, for information systems at strategic and critical facilities,” said President Putin.

Kaspersky Plans Push for Sales to U.S. Government

Kaspersky LabKaspersky Lab, the Russian antivirus software maker, plans to open an office in the Washington area to spearhead sales to the U.S. government, a bid to offset slowing demand for its programs for consumers.

SafenSoft and Kaspersky Lab Partner to Protect Latin American ATMs

17 Jan 2013
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Principal agreements have been made between SafenSoft, a Russian developer of software IT security solutions, and Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, on a software solution to protect Latin American ATMs. The two companies began joint promotion of the self-service device security solution SafenSoft TPSecure with a Kaspersky Anti-Virus SDK engine on the Latin America market.

PVS Publishes Database Containing Errors Found in Source Code

18 Dec 2012
A new program that detects errors in C/C++/C++11 code has been released by Russia’s Program Verification Systems. PVS-Studio is a static analyzer of application source code.

Sales of Pirated Microsoft Products Decline in South Russia

22 Oct 2012

PiratesRIA Novosti, reporting data obtained from Microsoft’s mystery shopper retail monitoring program, reports that there were no counterfeit Microsoft products offered for sale in the southern Russian cities of Makhachkala and Novorossiysk during a recent survey.

Crossbeam RT and McAfee Create New Network Security Solution

21 Sep 2012

Russian news agency RIA Novosti has reported that Crossbeam RT, a joint venture between Russia’s Communications Corporation and US-based Crossbeam Systems, and information security firm McAfee have announced the withdrawal from the Russian market the “Trusted” network screen as a solution for protecting the networks of public authorities, businesses and critical infrastructure operators. The announcement was made by representatives of the companies at a press conference on Wednesday.

Kaspersky Wins Lawsuit Against US Patent Troll

2 Jul 2012
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Russia's Kaspersky Lab anti-virus software developer has won a lawsuit against US-based IPAT, which accused the leading Russian anti-virus company of breaching its patents...

Russia’s Kaspersky and the UN Work Together to Counter Malware

1 Jun 2012
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Kaspersky Lab, Russia’s largest developer of anti-virus software, and the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have announced a breakthrough in countering malware, which may have perceptible global implications. They say they found a brand new type of malicious software that some countries use for cyber-espionage...

Notorious Shopping Center Signs Agreement With Microsoft

28 Apr 2012
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Moscow’s Gorbushkin Dvor shopping mall recently signed an agreement with Microsoft “on the copyright protection of software producers,” according to a press release sent to the editors of Lenta.ru, a Russian news site.

Built on the former site of a notorious open-air black market near the city’s Gorbunov House of Culture, Gorbushkin Dvor covers an area of 60,000 square meters and is home to about 3000 shops. Gorbushkin Dvor is one of Russia’s largest trading platforms for electronics, home appliances, software, movies and music.

IDC Reports Russian Firms Most Interested in Data Protection

28 Feb 2012
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According to a new report by IDC, the Russian market for data storage software was worth 108.31 million dollars and demonstrated growth of 35.8 percent in 2010. IDC analysts say that the growth on previous years’ figures was due to economic recovery following the crisis.

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