Kaspersky opens its first Transparency Center in Asia Pacific

In partnership with CyberSecurity Malaysia, Kaspersky opens its first Transparency Center in Asia Pacific. Located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, the third code review facility will serve a trusted facility for the company’s partners and government stakeholders to come and check the source code of Kasperky’s solutions.

Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director, APAC, Kaspersky said there are concerns when it comes to the overall cybersecurity industry, which is why Kaspersky is dedicated and committed to executing their global transparency initiative. The first centre is in Zurich and the second in Madrid to execute the transparency initiative.

He added that the experience centre will actively be inviting customers to show how it works, inspect tech and source code. Government regulators and enterprise clients of Kaspersky can request to review the company’s solutions and services including threat analysis, secure review and the application security testing process.

They can also review the source code of Kaspersky’s flagship consumer and enterprise solutions which are Kaspersky Internet Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Kaspersky Security Centre, which is a console for the company’s business products.

“We actively promote trust and that customers have the right to request for transparency. This is the future, and we hope to drive this paradigm shift.”

Dato Ts Dr Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia, said the collaboration will allow Malaysia to be more efficient in cybersecurity. They hope to use it as a hub of innovation and bring other partners to develop programs that can build more human capital in security software.

Also present at the launch was Kaspersky CEO, Eugene Kaspersky. Eugene briefed the media on the status and future of cybersecurity in the world as well as officiated the launch.

“We intend to show customers and government stakeholders that our products are 100% trustworthy and ensure the highest level of cybersecurity protection.”

Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative has been demonstrating good progress since its inception. The progress includes:

  • Relocating data storage and processing infrastructure for European users from Russia to Zurich, Switzerland to be completed by end of 2019
  • Opened two Transparency Centres in Europe (Madrid and Zurich) with the Madrid centre serving also as a briefing centre for key company and stakeholders.
  • Completed the Service Organisation Control for Service Organisations (SOC 2) Type 1 audit. The final report confirms the development and release of Kaspersky’s threat detection rules databases are the Kaspersky SOC 2 Type 1 Report
  • Developing a bug bounty program by resolving 66 bugs reported by security researchers and awarding them.

The centre in Cyberjaya is expected to open for its first visitors early next year.

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