Kaspersky to open transparency center in APAC

Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky teams up with CyberSecurity Malaysia to open their first Transparency Center in the Asia Pacific region. This third code review facility, which will be located in Cyberjaya, aims to build trust in the cybersecurity industry.

Like its Zurich and Madrid counterparts, the Transparency Center in Malaysia will serve as a facility for partners and stakeholders to come and check the source code of Kaspersky’s solutions. The new center will also function as a briefing center for the company’s engineering and data processing practices.

In addition, stakeholders can review builds, AV-database updates, and data feeds sent to the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network.

Progressing the Global Transparency Initiative in Asia Pacific

“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.

The center is part of the company’s Global Transparency Initiative, which aims to address the demand for more information on how the company’s products and tech work. The facility will open for its first visitors early next year.“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,” noted Dato’ Ts. Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Learn more about the Global Transparency initiative at www.kaspersky.com/about/transparency.

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