Kaspersky opens a Transparency Centre in Cyberjaya Malaysia, alongside key cyber-related government agencies and companies in the country, being the first in Asia Pacific collaborating with CyberSecurity Malaysia.
Similar to its counterparts in Zurich and Madrid, the centre will serve as a “trusted facility” for the company’s partners and government stakeholders to review the source code of Kaspersky’s solutions.
The new facility will function as the briefing location where guests can learn more about Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing practices.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky said “It’s great to be here in Kuala Lumpur – the heart of the Asia-Pacific region – to announce the opening of our Third Transparency Centre.
“Here we intend to show customers and government stakeholders that our products are 100 percent trustworthy and to ensure the highest level of cybersecurity protection.”
Government regulators and enterprise customers of Kaspersky can request to review the company’s solutions and services such as threat analysis, secure review, and the application security testing process.
Furthermore, they can also review the source code of Kasperksy’s flagship consumer and enterprise solutions – Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS), Kaspersky Endpoint Security (KES), and Kaspersky Security Center (KSC) which are the console for the company’s business products.
Stephen Neumeier, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky commented, “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 – 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.”
The centre as part of the company’s Global Transparency Initiave aims to address the growing demand from partners and government stakeholders for more information on how its products and technologies work.
Dato’ 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 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.”