SoftBank Telecom Corp. (hereafter “SBTM”) has developed “Information Security Policy” in order to always get the trust of society including our customers by taking drastic and high-level measures against the risk of information leakage.
Buildup of information security management structure
Build up a highly secured information security management structure to gain the society's confidence at any time through making every possible effort to protect all information assets held by SBTM as well as complying with the information security-related statutes and other rules.
Assignment of “Chief Information Security Officer”
Set up Information Security Committee as well as assign “Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)”, which enables SBTM to take proactive actions to have accurate visibility of the company-wide information security status and to promptly take necessary measures.
Development of information security-related company rules
Develop company rules based on Information Security Policy to demonstrate the clear policy for not only the personal information but also information assets in general as well as internally and externally keep everyone informed about SBTM's tough stance against the information leaks.
Development/enhancement of audit structure
Further develop the structure which enables SBTM to carry out internal audits of compliance with Information Security Policy, the company rules and other relevant rules. In addition, SBTM makes every possible effort to continue external audits to obtain more objective evaluation. SBTM will prove that all of its employees etc. comply with Information Security Policy.
Implementation of system with full information security measures
Implement a fully protected system against unauthorized access to, leaks, modification, loss, destruction or hindered use, of the information assets. As preventive measures, SBTM gets involved in this issue with the view to completely manage access to data or systems such as working in a highly secure area, preventing unauthorized users from accessing data base or granting access based on the “principle of need to know*”.
Enhancement of information security literacy
Ensure that the employees etc. are given security education/training and that all people engaged in SBTM's information assets perform activities with the information security literacy. In addition, SBTM will continue providing its employees with education/training to cope with ever-changing circumstances.
Strengthened management structure of outsourcing agents
Request outsourcing agents to keep a security level which is the same or more than that of SBTM by fully examining eligibility of the outsourcing agents when outsourcing operations. In addition, SBTM intends to continuously review the outsourcing agents to reinforce contracts' terms with intent to confirm without interruption that the security level is adequately maintained.
“Information assets” covered by this policy are information obtained or known in the ordinary course of SBTM's business and all the information held by SBTM for its business. All of SBTM's “Directors, employees and temporary staffers” who are engaged in handling and controlling these information assets as well as “outsourcing agents and their employees” who deal with SBTM's information assets must comply with Information Security Policy.