As with the two existing centers in Zurich and Madrid, with the new Transparency Center, Kaspersky will invite partners and authorities to review the source code of their solutions. In addition, the new center will serve as a briefing center, where guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Kaspersky’s data development and management practices.
The new Transparency Center opens as part of Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative, which is designed to meet the growing need for partners and government information on how the company’s products and solutions work. The center welcomes the first visitors at the beginning of next year and can be accessed by sending an inquiry.
Since Kaspersky presented their Global Transparency Initiative in October 2017, they have made great strides. Among other things, Kaspersky has:
- Started the modification of their infrastructure and is moving storage and processing of European customer data from Russia to Zurich in Switzerland, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
- Opened two Transparency Centers in Europe – in Zurich (November 2018) and Madrid (June 2019). the Spanish center also serves as a briefing center for the company’s key stakeholders.
- Conducted a SOC 2 Type 1 audit. The final report from one of the four major audit firms confirms that Kaspersky’s antivirus databases are protected against unauthorized changes to strong security controls. Read more about Kaspersky’s SOC 2 Type 1 statement here.
- Developed the Bug Bounty program, where Kaspersky gives a bounty to anyone who can identify bugs. Since the program was expanded as part of the Global Transparency Initiative, the company has solved 66 bugs and paid out DKK 300,000 in bounty. The company also supports Disclose.io, which protects people who identify vulnerabilities and fears police reporting.