Kaspersky has announced the establishment of the first Transparency Center in the Asia-Pacific region as part of its ongoing efforts to establish trust in the cybersecurity sector.
The center is scheduled to open in the offices of the Malaysian Cyber Security Authority, the government agency specialized in cybersecurity in Malaysia. This Center is the third after two similar centers located in Zurich and Madrid.
The offices of the TRA, where Kaspersky’s third Global Transparency Center is located, are located in the Cyber Access Lighthouse in Cyberjaya, next to government agencies in the country’s Internet sector.
It will be a reliable facility for the company’s partners and relevant government stakeholders to attend and verify Kaspersky’s software source code.
Access to the Transparency Center will be available upon request, and further information on the functioning of the Kaspersky Transparency Center can be found on the website.
The new center is being established within the Kaspersky Global Transparency Initiative, which aims to meet the growing demand from partners and government stakeholders for more information on how their products and technologies work.
The center is scheduled to open to visitors early next year. Dr. Amiruddin Abdul Wahab, CEO of Malaysia’s Cyber Security Authority, said Kaspersky will move to the new Cyberjaya building this year, expressing his enthusiasm for hosting the company’s first transparency center in Asia.
The Kaspersky Global Transparency Initiative has made significant progress since its announcement in October 2017. The company has taken the following steps in the light of the initiative :
– The transfer of infrastructure for the storage and processing of European customer data has begun from Russia to Zurich, Switzerland, with the aim of completing the transition by the end of this year.
– Opening of two transparency centers in Europe, one in Zurich (November 2018) and the other in Madrid (June 2019).
– The first type of audit of service organization controls in service organizations (SOC 2) has been successfully completed and authorized.
– Since the announcement of the extension, Bug Bounty has been able to resolve 66 errors reported by security researchers, giving them rewards in excess of $ 45,000. Cybersecurity Researchers are looking for vulnerabilities and fear of the negative legal consequences that may result from discovering security vulnerabilities in software systems.