Statement from Kaspersky Lab on General Flynn Speaker Fee
17 Mar 2017
“Kaspersky Lab’s subsidiary, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions (now KGSS Inc.), paid Gen. Flynn a speaker fee for remarks at the 2015 Government Cybersecurity Forum in Washington, DC, which brought together leading government, military, technology and policy experts to discuss the challenges and solutions for cybersecurity threats facing the government and related industries. As a private company, Kaspersky Lab has no ties to any government, but the company is proud to collaborate with the authorities of many countries, as well as international law enforcement agencies in the fight against cybercrime.
“Some media outlets continue to ignore the fact that Eugene Kaspersky and his company do not have ties to Russian intelligence or any government in an inappropriate manner, which is why there is no evidence demonstrating those alleged ties. Kaspersky Lab does not develop any offensive techniques and has never helped, nor will help, any government in the world with their offensive efforts in cyberspace. In addition, Eugene Kaspersky was never a Russian intelligence agent nor worked for the KGB, and any reported claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. Kaspersky Lab is focused on protecting its customers from cyberthreats and fighting against cybercrime.”