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Kaspersky opens transparency centre in North America

Kaspersky opens transparency centre in North America

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A new Kaspersky transparency centre is to open in North America as the company seeks to invest in trust.

Kaspersky is opening the company’s fifth transparency center in North America in partnership with the CyberNB Association.

The facility will start operating in early 2021 and Kaspersky partners will be provided with the opportunity to review its source code and to learn more about engineering and data-processing practices, as well as its product portfolio.

“The work of our Global Transparency Initiative has been important in North America and we’re now accelerating our impact with the opening of a transparency center,” said Rob Cataldo, Managing Director, Kaspersky, North America.

“Having a physical location in our region will open new doors for our customers, partners and interested stakeholders to experience all the center has to offer. We also look forward to working with CyberNB and further advocating for higher industry transparency standards through our partnership.”

CyberNB is a non-profit organization, based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, that takes an ecosystem approach to improving cybersecurity outcomes through engagement and collaboration with private sector, government, academia, knowledge and skills-building, talent acquisition and workforce development stakeholders.

“CyberNB is pleased that Kaspersky has joined our Critical Infrastructure Protection Network (CIPnet) and is excited to welcome the company to the Cyber Centre in early 2021,” said Tyson Johnson, CEO, CyberNB.

“Kaspersky has demonstrated its commitment to transparency as a key component of customer trust, and we know the company will be actively involved with fellow CIPnet members on many important research and development initiatives going forward.”

Earlier in 2020, transparency centers in Sao Paulo and Kuala Lumpur became fully operational. Kaspersky has also relaunched its first transparency Center in Zurich that has been relocated to the Interxion data center. Moving forward, the company will provide unique access to its customers and trusted partners to experience data security controls and to directly access the company’s data management practices for external review and examination.

Kaspersky has also announced the completion of major Global Transparency Initiative milestones by moving data storage and processing activities from Russia to Switzerland.

The relocation of data processing and data storage, announced in November 2018, has been fully completed. In addition to Europe, the United States and Canada, Kaspersky has also relocated data storage and processing for a number of Asia-Pacific countries.

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky: “Since we announced our Global Transparency Initiative with a number of bold steps, including data-processing and storage relocation, Kaspersky has not only reconfirmed its commitment to being a trusted partner, but anticipated expectations from the market and regulators.

“In the three years since the announcement we have seen the major transformation of approaches and regulations in data security. We see that investment in trust and transparency is gradually becoming an industry standard, and I am proud of our company for being among the transparency pioneers and trailblazers.”

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