Kaspersky to open first Transparency Centre in APAC
Company’s third code review centre will be located at CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Office in Cyberjaya
Kaspersky is expanding its Transparency Centre network to Asia.
The cybersecurity firm has announced its first Transparency Centre in Asia Pacific, to be hosted by CyberSecurity Malaysia – Malaysia’s national cybersecurity specialist agency. The company’s third code review facility will be located at Menara Cyber Axis, Cyberjaya, alongside key cyber-related government agencies in the country.
Like its counterparts in Zurich and Madrid, the Transparency Centre in Malaysia will provide the company’s partners and government stakeholders a facility to come and check the source code of Kaspersky’s products. The new centre will also function as a briefing centre where guests will be able to learn more about Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing practices.
“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,” said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky.
Government regulators and enterprise clients of Kaspersky can request to review the company’s products 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 Centre (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 Centre is available upon request. More information on how Kaspersky Transparency Centres work is available on the website.
The new centre is being opened as part of the company’s Global Transparency Initiative – an initiative that aims to pride partners and government stakeholders information on how the Kaspersky products and technologies work.