First Transparency Center opens and data processing for
European users in Zurich begins, plus news of an independent engineering
audit and a thriving bug bounty program
On November 13, 2018, malicious and suspicious files shared
voluntarily with Kaspersky Lab by users of the company’s products in
Europe started to be processed in two data centers in Zurich. The
data, which includes suspicious or previously unknown malicious files
and corresponding meta-data that the company’s products send to Kaspersky Security Network
(KSN) for automated malware analysis, is being processed in data
centers that provide world-class facilities in compliance with industry
standards to ensure the highest levels of security.
The move reflects Kaspersky Lab’s determination to assure the
integrity and trustworthiness of its products. It is accompanied
by the opening of the company’s first Transparency Center,
also in Zurich. Through the Transparency Center, Kaspersky Lab will
provide governments and partners with information on its products and
their security, including essential and important technical
documentation, for external evaluation in a secure environment.
Other activities in progress include the engagement of a Big Four professional services firm to audit the company's engineering practices
around the creation and distribution of threat detection rule
databases, with the aim of independently confirming their accordance
with the highest industry security practices.
Alongside this, Kaspersky Lab continues to support an active bug bounty program.
Within one year, it has resolved more than 50 bugs reported by security
researchers, of which several were especially valuable.