Ghanaian officials visit Kaspersky Centre in Switzerland
The National Communications Authority of Ghana recently visited Kaspersky's Kaspersky Transparency Centre in Zurich, Switzerland, to review the company's code, software updates, threat detection rules, and other technical and business processes.
The visit was part of the Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) of Kaspersky.
GTI covers a number of precise and actionable procedures for collaborating with the larger cybersecurity community and stakeholders in validating and certifying the trustworthiness of Kaspersky products, internal processes, and business operations.
Kaspersky welcomes state authorities, regulators, business and academic partners from around the world to visit the Transparency Centres under the aegis of GTI.
The Ghana National Communications Authority was represented by Brian Nii Martei Martey, assistant manager at the information technology division, and Etonam Yao Dotse, officer at the cybersecurity division.
Genie Sugene Gan, Kaspersky's head of government affairs and public policy for Asia Pacific, Japan, the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, welcomed the delegation.
"Such visits are critical in building trust across our cybersecurity solutions." Transparency Centres allow partners and government stakeholders to conduct independent reviews of source code, software updates, and threat detection criteria," said Genie Sugene Gan.
According to Kaspersky Security Network, Ghanaian authorities' visit comes at a time when African countries are rapidly becoming focal centres for cyber-attacks.
Kenya is ranked 35th, Nigeria is ranked 50th, and South Africa is ranked 82nd in the global top 100 for internet risks.
The company recently revealed the realities of cyber dangers in Africa.
Backdoor and spyware attacks were the most common threat kinds in South Africa in the first quarter of 2023, according to Kaspersky, with 106,000 attack attempts.
Similar attack attempts totalled 46,000 in Nigeria, while the same attacks peaked at 143,000 in Kenya.
According to Kaspersky, it is critical to gain the finest security procedures because the landscape of cyberthreats around the world is continually expanding.
According to the company: "It's important to have the opportunity to examine the solutions and technologies used by your cybersecurity vendor."
The Transparency Centre in Zurich, Switzerland, is one of eleven such centres in Kaspersky's global network. The first of them opened it in 2018.
Kigali (Rwanda), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy), So Paulo (Brazil), Singapore, Tokyo (Japan), Woburn (the United States), Utrecht (the Netherlands), and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) are the other centres.