Friday, 17 August, 2018

Kaspersky shifts all data for Australian customers from Russian Federation to Switzerland

Kaspersky Lab to open customer data centre in Switzerland by 2020 Kaspersky to make life easier for partners with transparency plans
Doris Mccormick | 15 May, 2018, 16:41

By 2019, Kaspersky Labs will have an operational datacenter in Zurich that will underpin its business for customers in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. This information is shared voluntarily by users with the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) (http://KSN.Kaspersky.com) an advanced, cloud-based system that automatically processes cyberthreat-related data.

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to relocate customer data processing infrastructure from Russian Federation to Zurich, Switzerland in a bid to rebuild trust.

"We considered several locations for our first Transparency Center, and Switzerland most closely met our criteria as well as our policy of complete neutrality", Stefan Rojacher, Kaspersky Lab's corporate communications & public affairs manager said.

The new measures are part of Kaspersky Lab's Global Transparency Initiative, announced in October 2017, and include the transfer of data storage and processing for a number of regions, the relocation of software assembly and the opening of the first Transparency Centre.

In fact, its Global Transparency Initiative was announced in October a year ago in response to the allegations.

Kaspersky Lab will relocate its "software build conveyer" to Zurich, a set of programming tools used to assemble ready-to-use software out of source code.

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The vendor claimed that before the end of this year it would start to assemble and sign products and AV databases in Zurich before distributing them around the world.

Chief executive Eugene Kaspersky said: "In a rapidly changing industry such as ours we have to adapt to the evolving needs of our clients, stakeholders and partners. We believe these two qualities make Switzerland the ideal place to move part of our sensitive infrastructure".

As for the third-party organization that will review Kaspersky's source code and keep an eye on its employees' access to customers' metadata, Kaspersky said it "supports the creation of a new, non-profit organization to take on this responsibility, not just for the company, but for other partners and members who wish to join". Through this initiative, the company promised to allow third parties to review the its source code and conduct independent reviews of its internal processes, as well as creating a trio of brick-and-mortar "transparency centers" to facilitate these reviews.

The Russian cybersecurity giant Kaspersky, desperate to regain trust after USA pushback against its alleged ties to Russian intelligence, is moving some of its key operations from Moscow to Zurich, Switzerland.

Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab said on Tuesday it was moving its core infrastructure and operations to Switzerland after being accused by Western authorities of helping the Russian government to spy on its users.

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