Woburn, MA – November 2, 2016 – Kaspersky Lab today released its second annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, profiling the company’s technological, educational, and charitable initiatives which help communities grow stronger. Each part of the report is illustrated by life stories, and demonstrates the importance of Kaspersky Lab’s CSR efforts.
“We are convinced that people who really care can do a lot, and change a lot, to make the world a better place. That’s why, instead of sharing a lot of numbers, our report comprises a variety of moving stories which have grabbed our attention. We’ve brought them together in order to inspire more people,” said Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab.
The ‘technology’ section of the report is dedicated to the evolution of cybercrime. It discusses the latest technologies developed by Kaspersky Lab to prevent cybercrime and help make the world a better place. This section also presents the company’s view on what cybersecurity threats the world will face by 2020, as innovations such as the Internet of Things gather pace.
The report also highlights Kaspersky Lab’s educational initiatives, such as The Kaspersky Academy Talent Lab, an international research contest for undergraduate students and young professionals aged 18 to 30, and Kaspersky Cyberheroes, a tournament for school students in grade 8 through grade 11. This segment of the report also features Kaspersky Lab’s support of the Archeological Society at Athens in Akrotiri, a project aimed at saving the remains of an ancient settlement discovered by archeologists in the middle of the 20th century. Additionally, the company launched several important initiatives on children’s online security, parents’ education and the development of effective security solutions, including spearheading the project WordsCanSave.Me, a website providing resources for youth who have fallen victim to online bullying.
Finally, the report’s ‘charity’ section shares inspiring stories about the various social and volunteer projects Kaspersky Lab employees are involved in. These initiatives range from mentoring school children on online security, to donating blood and protecting the environment. The company also provided 1,862 product licenses to non-profit organizations and its end users as part of its charitable activities in 2015.To find more information about Kaspersky Lab’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please read the full report here: https://csr.kaspersky.com/