Kaspersky announced the completion of the key milestones of the Global Transparency Initiative by moving its data storage and processing operations from Russia to Switzerland and opening the company’s fifth Transparency Center in North America. With increasing transparency, Kaspersky is strengthening its collaborative efforts to increase the security and integrity of modern software products.
Three years have passed since the leading global cybersecurity company Kaspersky announced the Global Transparency Initiative (GTI), which will lead a new approach based on greater transparency and accountability for the cybersecurity industry. The company’s goal in this initiative was to ensure that the reliability of its products, internal processes and operations was verified by the cyber security community and stakeholders. Thus, Kaspersky provided the source code for its software for independent review, passed a series of evaluations, including a SOC2 audit by a Big Four company, and received ISO27001 certification for data services. Kaspersky also announced that the process of moving data processing infrastructure from Russia to Switzerland has been successfully completed.
The data processing and storage center, announced in November 2018, has been relocated. Kaspersky has relocated data storage and processing for a number of Asia-Pacific countries, in addition to Europe, the United States and Canada. Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are included in this GTI displacement plan.
Data on customer threats shared by users in these countries are now processed in two separate data centers located in Zurich, Switzerland. The malware analysis includes malicious files that may contain suspicious or undiscovered threats that Kaspersky products automatically send to Kaspersky Security Network (KSN).