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Kaspersky announces opening of first Transparency Centre in Asia

August 16, 2019 • Security

Kaspersky announces opening of first Transparency Centre in Asia

Kaspersky’s third code review centre will be located at the CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Office in Cyberjaya

Global security company, Kaspersky announced the opening of its first Transparency Centre in Asia Pacific on Thursday, 15 August 2019. This is the third facility of its kind launched by Kaspersky.  

Similarly, in Zurich and Madrid, the Transparency Centre in Malaysia hopes to 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 centre will also function as a briefing centre where guests will be able to learn more about Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing practices.

Commenting on the opening, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, says, “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.”

Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky, says, “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 at the centre of the future cybersecurity hub 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”.

According to Kaspersky, the new centre is 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. 

Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia says, “Kaspersky will be moving into the new building in Cyberjaya this year, and we are more than excited to host Kaspersky’s first Transparency Center in Asia. As the threat landscape continues to evolve in Malaysia and the region, we believe that it is crucial for private companies and government agencies to build trust and mutual cooperation.”

 Edited by Jenna Cook

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