The Deputy Minister of Communications & Information Technology Unveils Kaspersky’s Transparency Center in Riyadh
Last Updated on November 9, 2023 by Ameer Hamza
His Excellency the Vice Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Engineer Haitham bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ohali, recently officially opened the “Kaspersky Transparency Center.” This took place in the presence of representatives from the Ministry, the company, and a number of experts from the technology sector. It is the first facility of its kind in the Middle East. In addition, the launch is a key part of Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative, which is the company’s main project for building trust and ensuring its reliable products and procedures.
Since the “Saudi Vision 2030” objectives are closely aligned with Riyadh’s, Kaspersky chose Riyadh as the location for its first Transparency Center in the Middle East. The strategy intends to make the Kingdom a better place for innovation and technology. It has also made Riyadh an attractive place for multinational companies to set up their headquarters.
The source code of each Kaspersky on-premise solution is available for study by visitors to the Transparency Center in Riyadh. The entire evaluation procedure is based on a technicality and uses the “piste” skiing color codes of “blue,” “red,” and “black.” “Blue Piste” provides a broad overview of the data management practices and security development processes used by Kaspersky in the creation of its products and services. With the help of the company’s experts, “Red Piste” enables a study of the most important parts of the source code and offers a focused inspection of a certain functionality. With the assistance of Kaspersky’s experts, “Black Piste” enables users to perform the most thorough source code review.
The founder and CEO of Kaspersky, Eugene Kaspersky, discussed the company’s recent changes in the area, such as the Global Transparency Initiative’s fifth anniversary. He said that they were happy to start this project in the Middle East, which is quickly becoming more computerized. So that partners can have more faith in their services, they have opened a Transparency Center in Riyadh to answer all inquiries about their work and solutions.
Kaspersky: A Global Cybersecurity Pioneer Since 1997
Founded in 1997, Kaspersky is a multinational cybersecurity and digital privacy company. Kaspersky’s extensive threat intelligence and security know-how are continually evolving into cutting-edge solutions and services to safeguard consumers, governments, businesses, and vital infrastructure all over the world. Leading endpoint protection, specialist security goods and services, and Cyber Immune solutions to counter advanced and developing online threats are all part of the company’s extensive security offering. Kaspersky technologies have protected over 400 million consumers, and they help over 220,000 corporate clients protect the most important things to them.
The opening of the Transparency Center in Riyadh is a vital step in developing confidence and dependability in cybersecurity. This achievement demonstrates Kaspersky’s commitment to cybersecurity and its support for the local digital revolution.