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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania could ban use of Russian antivirus Kaspersky in the public sector

The Romanian Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization announced on Wednesday, May 11, that the draft law on banning the use of Russian software in the public sector on the grounds that it would generate security breaches, has been published for consultation.

It comes as similar concerns regarding the Russian antivirus Kaspersky have been expressed in western countries even before the war in Ukraine.

Those failing to observe the ban would be liable to pay fines of up to RON 200,000 (EUR 40,000), according to the draft bill.

According to a ministry statement, the use of Russian antivirus software solutions could be a vulnerability to the cyber security of the Romanian authorities and institutions, "in the context of the Russian Federation carrying out cyberattacks against Western states and using its national companies and Russian citizens. by various means."

According to the draft bill, the purchase of antivirus products and services from entities under the control of the Russian Federation will be prohibited.

"The reasons for this ban are related, on the one hand, to the context created by the invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and, on the other hand, to the lack of independence of Russian entities providing IT solutions," the statement said. 

(Photo: Daniil Peshkov | Dreamstime.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania could ban use of Russian antivirus Kaspersky in the public sector

The Romanian Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization announced on Wednesday, May 11, that the draft law on banning the use of Russian software in the public sector on the grounds that it would generate security breaches, has been published for consultation.

It comes as similar concerns regarding the Russian antivirus Kaspersky have been expressed in western countries even before the war in Ukraine.

Those failing to observe the ban would be liable to pay fines of up to RON 200,000 (EUR 40,000), according to the draft bill.

According to a ministry statement, the use of Russian antivirus software solutions could be a vulnerability to the cyber security of the Romanian authorities and institutions, "in the context of the Russian Federation carrying out cyberattacks against Western states and using its national companies and Russian citizens. by various means."

According to the draft bill, the purchase of antivirus products and services from entities under the control of the Russian Federation will be prohibited.

"The reasons for this ban are related, on the one hand, to the context created by the invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and, on the other hand, to the lack of independence of Russian entities providing IT solutions," the statement said. 

(Photo: Daniil Peshkov | Dreamstime.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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