BW PRESS RELEASE: Trust First: Kaspersky Lab Launches Its Global Transparency Initiative; Will Provide Source Code – Including Updates – for a Third-Party Review; Will Open Three Transparency Centers Worldwide

BusinessWire: Trust First: Kaspersky Lab Launches Its Global Transparency Initiative; Will Provide Source Code – Including Updates – for a Third-Party Review; Will Open Three Transparency Centers Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE). “Kaspersky Lab today announces the launch of its Global Transparency Initiative as part of its ongoing commitment to protecting customers from cyberthreats, regardless of their origin or purpose. With this Initiative, the company will engage the broader information security community and other stakeholders in validating and verifying the trustworthiness of its products, internal processes, and business operations, as well as introducing additional accountability mechanisms by which the company can further demonstrate that it addresses any security issues promptly and thoroughly. As part of the Initiative, Kaspersky Lab intends to provide the source code of its software – including software updates and threat-detection rules updates – for independent review and assessment.” If you’re wondering why Kaspersky felt it necessary to take this step, you can get background here.