RE: Kaspersky Lab Antivirus and Related Products
July 7, 2017
The Department of General Services (DGS) and the California Department of Technology (CDT) recently issued Bulletin#: P-09-17, requiring all State Departments to immediately discontinue the use of Kaspersky Labs cybersecurity and information technology products and suspend all procurement activities of these products until further notice.
In order to comply, Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) will cease use of any Kaspersky Lab products as quickly as they can be decommissioned. Fortunately, as far as antivirus products are concerned, LBCCD currently deploys Microsoft Defender which is free and installed on all Windows based computers by default. Relevant academic and administrative departments have already been notified and are currently investigating the impact.