Kaspersky to open first Transparency Center in APAC

Information Technology Press Releases Thursday August 22, 2019 15:43
Bangkok--22 Aug--Midas Communications International
Company's third code review center will be located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia
In line with its drive towards building trust in the cybersecurity industry, Kaspersky today
announces the opening of its first Transparency Center in Asia Pacific, in partnership with
CyberSecurity Malaysia – Malaysia's national cybersecurity specialist agency. The company's
third code review facility will be located in Cyberjaya, alongside key cyber-related government
agencies and companies in the country.
Like its counterparts in Zurich and Madrid, the Transparency Center in Malaysia will serve as a trusted
facility for the company's partners and government stakeholders to come and check the source code of
Kaspersky's solutions. The new center will also function as a briefing center where guests will be able to
learn more about Kaspersky's engineering and data processing practices.
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 – Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS); Kaspersky Endpoint Security (KES), and Kaspersky
Security Center (KSC), which is a console for the company's business products.
As well as these, stakeholders can also review all versions of Kaspersky's builds and AV-database
updates as well the information the company processes such as data feeds from Kaspersky products
that are sent to the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). Access to the Transparency Center
is available upon request. More information on how Kaspersky Transparency Centers work is available
on the website.
Commenting on the opening, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, said: "It's great to be here in Kuala
Lumpur – in the heart of the Asia-Pacific region – to announce the opening of our third Transparency
Center. Here we intend to show customers and government stakeholders that our products are 100%
trustworthy and ensure the highest level of cybersecurity protection. The launch also proves that the
activities we planned under our pioneering Global Transparency Initiative remain on track."
"We are excited to unlock the doors of this digital hub to let users experience the services and
capabilities of Kaspersky's cybersecurity technology here in our region. As a paradigm shift for the
cybersecurity industry, this facility - the first in the region - will be located in Cyberjaya, all thanks to the
kind cooperation of CyberSecurity Malaysia. We are grateful for their trust and commitment towards us
as this third-party validation proves that private companies and public agencies can team-up to better protect users from cybercrime," comments Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at
Kaspersky.
The new center is being opened as part of the company's Global Transparency Initiative – a brainchild
of Kaspersky which aims to address the growing demand from partners and government stakeholders
for more information on how its products and technologies work. The center will open for its first visitors
early next year.
Meanwhile Dato' Ts. Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia said, "As the threat
landscape continues to evolve in Malaysia and in the region, we believe that it is crucial for private
companies such as Kaspersky and government agencies to build trust and mutual cooperation.
Kaspersky's willingness to open their doors and data processes further shows that they have nothing to
hide. As a third-party entity, we also share their insights and concerns to make the cybersecurity
industry better. We really hope that our partnership will be an example for more governments and
private entities in exercising fairness and transparency for the benefit of our citizens and the
cybersecurity industry."
Since the company's announcement in October 2017, Kaspersky's Global Transparency Initiative has
been demonstrating good progress. In particular, the company:
? Started relocating customer data storage and processing infrastructure for European users from
Russia to Zurich, Switzerland, to be completed by the end of 2019.
? Opened two Transparency Centers in Europe – in Zurich (November 2018) and Madrid (June
2019). The Spanish Center also serves as a briefing center for key company stakeholders.
? Successfully completed the Service Organization Control for Service Organizations (SOC 2)
Type 1 audit. The final report, issued by one of the Big Four accounting firms, confirms that the
development and release of Kaspersky's threat detection rules databases (AV databases) are
protected from unauthorized changes by strong security controls. To learn more and to request
the Kaspersky SOC 2 Type 1 Report, please visit the website.
? Has been developing its Bug Bounty program. Since the announcement of the program's
extension, the company resolved 66 bugs reported by security researchers and awarded almost
$45,000 in bounty rewards. The company also supports the Disclose.io framework which
provides Safe Harbor for vulnerability researchers concerned about potential negative legal
consequences of their discoveries.
Learn more about Kaspersky transparency principles and the Global Transparency Initiative
here: www.kaspersky.com/about/transparency
About Kaspersky
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky's deep threat intelligence and
security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect
businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company's
comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized
security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users
are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters
most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
About CyberSecurity Malaysia
CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cybersecurity specialist agency under the purview of the Ministry
of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM). CyberSecurity Malaysia is committed to
providing a broad range of cybersecurity innovation-led services, programmes and initiatives to help
reduce the vulnerability of digital systems, while at the same time strengthening Malaysia's self-reliance
in cyberspace.
For more information, please visit http://www.cybersecurity.my. For general inquiries, please email
info@cybersecurity.my. Find out more at www.facebook.com/CyberSecurityMalaysia and
www.twitter.com/cybersecuritymy

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