My January 2018 blog was titled “Cybersecurity Software: Kaspersky Lab filed a lawsuit against US government to enjoin federal ban!”  (  and now is reporting that “Senior executives of Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky face new restrictions against doing business in Western countries following an announcement Friday morning by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that it sanctioned 12 of them.” The June 21, 2024 article entitled “US Sanctions 12 Kaspersky Executives” ( included these comments:

The sanctions do not include company CEO Eugene Kaspersky or the company itself – which the Biden administration on Thursday banned from doing business inside the United States and effectively from obtaining U.S.-made technology (see: Biden Administration Bans Kaspersky Antivirus Software).

Today’s sanctions encompass the Kaspersky Lab board of directors, the company’s head of research and development, the heads of consumer and corporate businesses and other members of the executive team.

The sanctions prevent blacklisted individuals from conducting business transactions with U.S. financial institutions or individuals.

Treasury has ramped up sanctions pressure on Russia and Russian corporations as the Kremlin war of conquest against European neighbor Ukraine continues well into its second year. Earlier this month, the department prohibited American companies from offering IT support or cloud services for enterprise management software or applications used in design or manufacturing.

No surprise about these sanctions!

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