Kaspersky Lab Opened Dedicated Data Centres to Isolate Raw Data from Users

Data received : 15-Nov-2018
Location: Zurich

Key Take-Aways:
  • From 13-Nov-2018, threat-related data coming from European users will start to be processed in two datacenters. These provide world-class facilities in compliance with industry standards to ensure the highest levels of security.
  • The transparency Centre in Zurich is part of the Global Transparency Initiative : Kaspersky Lab’s strategy to assure the integrity and trustworthiness of its products.
  • The relocation of data processing is part of a major infrastructure move designed to increase the resilience of the company’s IT infrastructure to risks of data breaches and supply-chain attacks, and to further prove the trustworthiness of its products, services and internal processes.
  • Transparency also include enabling authorized partners to access reviews of the company’s code, software updates and threat detection rules, along with other activities - 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.
  • These two major developments will be followed by the relocation of data processing for other regions and, in phase two, the move to Zurich of software assembly.
  • According to independent rankings, Switzerland is among the world’s top locations in terms of the number of secure internet servers available, and it has an international reputation as an innovative center for data processing and high quality IT infrastructure.
  • In particular, Kaspersky Lab has engaged one of the Big Four professional services firms to conduct an audit of the company's engineering practices around the creation and distribution of threat detection rule databases, with the goal of independently confirming their accordance with the highest industry security practices. The assessment will be done under the SSAE 18 standard (Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements).
  • Kaspersky Lab continues to improve the security of its products with the help of a community of security enthusiasts from all over the world. Within one year, Kaspersky Lab resolved more than 50 bugs reported by security researchers, of which several were acknowledged to be especially valuable.
Kaspersky Transparency Centre in Zurich

  • Eugene Kaspersky, CEO Kaspersky Lab said transparency is becoming the new normal for the IT industry– and for the cybersecurity industry in particular
(L-R:) Mr. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO at Kaspersky Lab and Mr. Alexander Moiseev, CBO at Kaspersky Lab are seen at Interxion Data Center.

Editor's comments:
  • The transparency centre is aimed to isolate raw data from end users from the company's IT infrastructure, which may carry security compromises.
  • The data, which users have actively chosen to share with Kaspersky Lab, 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.

Kaspersky Lab starts data processing for European users in Zurich and also opens first Transparency Center