Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the Russian cybersecurity firm whose anti-virus software was banned in US government departments, has warned that such protectionism will have a "boomerang effect" as criminals exploit foreign policy tensions. "Such measures force cybersecurity vendors to work in restricted markets, while cybercriminals can act globally," he said in an interview with Business Times this week. "Only the criminals benefit from that. We work in an industry that depends greatly on co-operation among private vendors, law enforcement agencies and government bodies all around the world. Cybercriminals aren't waiting for foreign policy tension to die down. They're simply exploiting this lack of co-operation to hit us all harder." PODCAST | Consumers are fed up with Telcos Subscribe: | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Kaspersky Lab, Russia's leading cybersecurity firm, is ranked fourth in the world in revenue among anti-virus firms. It was banned for us...

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