Cybersecurity provider Kaspersky has opened three additional Transparency Centres in Japan, Singapore, and the United States, expanding opportunities for customers and partners to learn more about Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing practices, as well as allowing customers to review Kaspersky’s source code and other areas of the business.
The three new Transparency Centres’ opening is part of Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative (GTI), which encompasses the company’s concrete measures to engage with the cybersecurity community to verify the safety and trustworthiness of its services and operations.
This move is the latest among other developments, which include Kaspersky’s relocation of its cyberthreat-related data processing and storage to Switzerland, re-certification of Kaspersky’s data services by the independent certification body TÜV AUSTRIA, and the launch of the digital version of the “Cyber Capacity Building Program”.
Initiatives for Transparency and Openness
Furthermore, the establishment of three new Transparency Centres supports the existing global network of Kaspersky’s Transparency Centres: the first centre was launched in Zurich in 2018, and Kaspersky also operates code review centres in Madrid, Kuala Lumpur, and Sao Paulo.
The facilities in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) in Tokyo and Singapore are set to ensure Kaspersky can have greater proximity to stakeholders in the region, while the centre Woburn, MA in the United States is set to serve as a new venue for company North American Transparency Centre which New Brunswick, Canada.
Since the opening of the first Transparency Centre, the company has organised over 25 visits to its centres. Enterprise customers are the most frequent guests to Kaspersky’s Transparency Centres, and tend to be most concerned about Kaspersky’s data management practices.
Beyond the opening of Transparency Centres, Kaspersky has also launched a dedicated Cyber Capacity Building Program (CCBP), where Kaspersky experts aim to help a broader global community learn practical tools and knowledge for cybersecurity assessments and practices.
Andrey Efremov, Chief Business Development Officer of Kaspersky, said “we are the first company in the cybersecurity industry to open our source code for external reviews. Kaspersky has been working hard to prove that we are a trustworthy and reliable partner.”
“I would like to invite our potential and existing customers, and government regulators to our new Transparency Centres and we will answer all possible questions about our source code, threat detection rules, software updates as well as about our engineering and data processing practices.”
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