Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has formulated the Three Principles for Preventing Leakage of Confidential Information to ensure the highest level of care for such information and to prevent leaks and other related incidents. Our policies ensure that if an incident does occur, damage is promptly minimized by contacting customers, reporting to Hitachi, Ltd., investigating causes, and acting to prevent any recurrence.
We take the following IT steps to prevent information leaks: using encryption software and secure PCs; employing electronic document access control; maintaining ID management and access control by building an authentication infrastructure; and filtering e-mail and visited websites. In response to the recent spate of targeted e-mail attacks and other cyberattacks, we are also enhancing our IT organization by adding more layers to our leak prevention procedures, including both entry and exit countermeasures.
To ensure the secure exchange of information with our suppliers, we review their information security measures based on HCM’s own standards before allowing them access to confidential information. We have provided tools to suppliers (procurement partners) for security education and for checking business information on computers. In addition, we require suppliers to check and remove business information from personal computers to prevent leaks.
Three Principles for Preventing Leakage of Confidential Information
Principle 1 As a general principle nobody can take Confidential Information out of the Company’s premises.
Principle 2 Any person taking Confidential Information out of the Company’s premises due to business necessity shall obtain prior approval from the Information Assets Manager.
Principle 3 Any person taking Confidential Information out of the Company’s premises due to business necessity shall put in place relevant and appropriate measures against information leakage.