Technology World — 04 March 2011
Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway (MTR) picks Verizon to protect computer data

Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway (MTR) picks Verizon to protect computer data.

The MTR Corporation, which carries 4 million passengers every weekday in Hong Kong, needed to bolster its security capabilities to protect its corporate and customer information more effectively.

Experts from Verizon Business professional services helped the mass transit railway operator update its existing security and data classification policies and implemented a comprehensive Information Rights Management program.

Verizon conducted a series of stringent process assessments and workshops for employees who access sensitive and classified information to build a security framework. The result is that the MTR’s 14,000 employees can now quickly and consistently identify, classify and encrypt sensitive company information. And the new security framework has greatly helped to reduce the risk of unauthorized and inadvertent disclosure of such information.

Daniel Lai, MTR Corporation’s head of information technology, said: “Our business uses significant amounts of information in different forms. And since our employees and external partners are increasingly mobile, we wanted to ensure that all sensitive information was properly protected. 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.”

Verizon Business offers managed security services; governance, risk and compliance solutions; data loss and prevention solutions; and identity management solutions, all delivered by the company’s more than 1,200 security professionals around the globe. More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/products/security. The company also provides ongoing security insight and analysis via the Verizon Security Blog.

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for mid-sized and large enterprises and government agencies. Verizon combines integrated communications and IT solutions and professional services expertise with high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based “everything-as-a-service” delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-grade solutions within the reach of every business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving 94.1 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 194,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion.

For more information, visit www.verizon.com

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Richard Lee

Richard has been traveling since he took a year off from college, where he was doing a BA in Journalism. He traveled half the world, backpacking with his girlfriend (now his wife). They spent time in South America, Asia, Greece and much of Europe. After writing about his experiences for several airline and travel magazines, he never went back to college.

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