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Verizon secures information for Hong Kong’s MTR

Anuradha Shukla | March 4, 2011
Updates its existing security and data classification policies

SHENZHEN, CHINA, 4 MARCH 2011- Verizon Business professional services experts have helped Hong Kong mass transit operator MTR to update its existing security and data classification policies.

Verizon has also implemented a comprehensive Information Rights Management programme for MTR that wanted to bolster its security capabilities to better protect corporate and customer information.

Verizon Business offers managed security services; governance, risk and compliance solutions; data loss and prevention solutions; and identity management solutions. In order to build a security framework for MTR, the company conducted a series of stringent process assessments and workshops for employees who can access sensitive and classified information.

As a result of its efforts, it has enabled MTR’s 14,000 employees to quickly and consistently identify, classify and encrypt sensitive company information.  

Protect MTR brand

The MTR Corporation carries four million passengers every weekday in Hong Kong. The new security framework has also helped the mass transit operator to lower the risk of unauthorised and inadvertent disclosure of such information.  

Commenting on this alliance with Verizon, Daniel Lai, MTR Corporation’s head of information technology, said they wanted to ensure all sensitive information was properly protected.

This was important as MTR’s business uses significant amounts of information in different forms and its employees and external partners are increasingly mobile.

“With the help of Verizon Business, the entire MTR team is now well-equipped to safeguard customer data – and protect the underlying qualities of the MTR brand,” said Lai.

 

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