The UK government has abolished the use of all protection software from Russia (see Kaspersky Labs).
The UK's National Cyber Security Center banned the use of Russian security products in all government agencies and revealed that it does so to prevent UK data transfers to the Russian state from Kaspersky Labs software.
The tips he says are simple:
"Or where it is estimated that access to information by the Russian state would be a threat to national security, an AV company based in Russia should not be selected. From a practical point of view, this means that products from Russia should never be used in information processing systems with a SECRET rating or higher. "
The newsletter added that the National Cyber Security Center "is in discussions with Kaspersky Lab αν about whether we can develop a control framework."
"In particular, we are seeking verifiable measures to prevent the transfer of UK data to the Russian state."
The information note continues: "We will be transparent with the outcome of these discussions with Kaspersky Lab and will adjust our guidelines if necessary, in the light of any conclusions."