Woburn, MA – January 3, 2019 – Kaspersky Lab has released its latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report profiling the company’s technological, educational and charitable initiatives. Among the variety of accomplishments, this year’s report highlights the company’s efforts to promote gender equality in the technology industry across the globe, and to encourage childhood education about digital security.
Kaspersky Lab is a proud advocate for gender equality in the technology industry. A diverse workforce makes businesses more successful, productive and dynamic, and the company is committed to promoting careers in cybersecurity for women. For example, Kaspersky Lab partnered with Girls in Tech to sponsor their AMPLIFY competition (a competition for female entrepreneurs to exhibit their business achievements) in effort to help more women fully pursue their passion for digital products and services. Kaspersky Lab also committed to increasing the number of women working in technology roles through PwC’s Tech She Can charter.
Along with inspiring women in the IT industry, Kaspersky Lab is dedicated to helping parents keep their children safe through technology. These solutions include the Kaspersky Safe Kids mobile app that allows parents to locate their children at all times. The app even sends a notification if a child is in unfamiliar territory. For instance, in South Africa, mother Lida Erasmus relied on the app to find her teenage daughter after she had left home with a young man and did not return. Lida’s fears were subdued as she was able to trace her daughter, get her location and pick her up.
Kaspersky Lab also regularly organizes Safe Kids Roadshows to raise awareness on how children can stay safe on the internet. In Johannesburg, Cape Town and parts of East Asia children ages 7-13 were taught best practices on how to keep themselves safe in both real and virtual life situations.
Additionally, Kaspersky Lab employees support charitable causes through volunteering and organizing events to help support people in need. Staff in Russia and North America have been particularly active in these initiatives. Events ranging from delivering vital supplies to an orphanage in Udomlya, to raising funds for the American Cancer Society and the Cure for Alzheimer’s Fund, were just some of the ways employees gave back directly to their communities.
“In the 21 years of our company’s history we’ve come a long way – in many aspects. Corporate social responsibility may not be the most obvious one, but it’s still very important for the development of our corporate culture,” said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab. “It’s also our contribution to making the world outside our company’s walls a safer, better place. We focus on projects close to our line of work, like providing access to free security solutions or teaching kids about online safety, but we also have projects to ensure gender equality, and to promote STEM education.”
“I’m also very happy that we can share the results of the work done not only in our headquarters, but also in offices all around the globe with their own local volunteering programs and other charitable undertakings,” he added.
For more information about the Kaspersky Lab corporate social responsibility initiatives, please read the full report here: https://csr.kaspersky.com/en/