We have been following the Kaspersky drama in the news. At this time, we have not yet seen any evidence that Kaspersky is doing anything nefarious. We do think they just have a major PR problem caused by the current political climate.
This being said, Hilltop has engaged with an alternate endpoint security provider, named BitDefender. BitDefender provides a more robust solution than Kaspersky antivirus.
BitDefender doesn't just include antivirus, it is also antimalware and provides intrusion detection tools.
We don't think it would be a bad idea for you to switch to this solution. It is a little more expensive than Kaspersky, but I think it is worth it.
The additional cost would be $5 per month per computer. This includes all licenses and updates. We would not charge you anything for removing Kaspersky and installing BitDefender.
If you want to make the switch, don't do it because of media hysteria. Do it as a security upgrade.