Kaspersky will present the Global Transparency Initiative, and highlight how a multi-stakeholder approach can strengthen cybersecurity and bolster the likelihood of a safe, open, and accessible cyberspace for everyone.
As a global private cybersecurity company, Kaspersky aims to further contribute to the IGF 2023 overarching theme "The Internet We Want - Empowering All People" and the following IGF 2023 sub-themes: “Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety” and “Data Governance & Trust”.
1) Developing and promoting high standards of trust and transparency through the Global Transparency Initiative (GTI)
Trust relies on transparency, verification and accountability: Users need to have the possibility to understand what is actually happening with the technology they use, and with their data. Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative, offers a number of actionable and concrete measures to enhance transparency and accountability for trustworthy cybersecurity solutions. Within the framework of the GTI Kaspersky works with the cybersecurity community to prioritize transparency and accountability, and to enhance the security of software products, to further build consumer trust. Kaspersky’s core belief is that through collaborative multi-stakeholder efforts confidence and trust in technology can be significantly enhanced.
2) Advancing cooperation with law enforcement agencies
Cooperation is essential in the fight against cybercrime. Kaspersky works with national, regional or international law enforcement organizations, such as INTERPOL, in the best interests of international cybersecurity, providing technical consultations or expert analysis of malicious programs to support cybercrime investigations and in accordance with applicable laws. Kaspersky provides law enforcement agencies with a complimentary offering helping them maximize their efforts in tackling borderless cybercrime.
3) Building cross-border resilience against cybercriminals
In July 2016, the Dutch National Police, Europol, McAfee and Kaspersky launched the No More Ransom initiative to inform users of the dangers of ransomware while helping victims recover their data without having to pay ransoms to criminals. The No More Ransom online portal is available in in 36 languages and offers educational resources and 150+ free decryption tools to help ransomware victims repair affected equipment. With the support of more than 100 public and private sector partners, the project continues to expand in response to the evolving ransomware threat.
4) Fostering active engagement against gender-based cyber violence
Kaspersky works with experts and organizations in the field of domestic violence, ranging from victim support services and perpetrator programs through to research and government agencies, to share knowledge and support both professionals and victims. Kaspersky is one of the co-founders of the Coalition Against Stalkerware, an international group dedicated to tackling stalkerware and combating domestic violence. Kaspersky has also developed a free, open-source tool to facilitate detection of stalkerware by victim support organizations, called TinyCheck.
Please find here the current report on The State of Stalkerware 2022.
At the booth, the visitors will get the opportunity to receive information about different initiatives and activities.
Demos of the free and open source tool TinyCheck will also be performed upon request to demonstrate that it is a quick and safe-to-use solution to detect stalkerware.
Data privacy and protection is at the core of the use of TinyCheck: No data intercepted during a device scan is shared with Kaspersky or with anyone else. The data is deleted when a new scan is initiated, or at shutdown.