Cyberjaya to host Kaspersky transparency centre

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CYBERJAYA (Aug 15): Cyberjaya has been chosen to host cybersecurity outfit Kaspersky’s first transparency centre in the Asia Pacific region and its third transparency centre in the world.

The opening of the centre is in cooperation with CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and the national cybersecurity specialist.

CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab at the launch of the centre said CyberSecurity's partnership with Kaspersky focuses on threat detection technology and addressing malware threats.

"The centre aims to address the growing demand from Kaspersky's partners and government stakeholders for more information on how the products and technologies work," he said.

Amirudin said as the threat landscape continues to evolve in Malaysia and in the region, CyberSecurity Malaysia believes it is crucial for private companies such as Kaspersky and government agencies to build trust and mutual cooperation.

Kaspersky in a statement distributed at the launch said like its counterparts in Zurich and Madrid, the transparency centre in Malaysia will 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," the statement said, adding the centre will open for its first visitors early next year.