Information Security

Basic Stance

DENSO is making efforts to strengthen the protection and management of information based on the DENSO Group Basic Principles of Information Security.

DENSO Group Basic Principles of Information Security

The DENSO Group has adopted “contributing to a better world by creating value together with a vision for the future” as its corporate philosophy. Guided by this philosophy, the Group is engaging in business activities to deliver the joy of driving and the convenience of vehicles to people around the world with the aim of preserving the global environment and realizing a safe and secure society.

In the field of information security, where safety and security are vital, the number of new risks, in addition to existing ones, are rising on a daily basis, including increasingly sophisticated and cunning cyberattacks on the Group’s products and factories.

Amid an accelerating shift toward a “more connected society” with the emergence of innovations such as automatic driving and IoT, the Group recognizes the delivery of secure, highly reliable products to customers around the world as well as the protection of customers’ information assets from various threats as the most important issues for its management.

As such, the Group has established its basic principles of information security and is working Groupwide to further strengthen information security efforts under the guidance of the chief information security officer (CISO).

1.We will strictly adhere to law and government policies related to information security as well as other social norms.

2.We will establish management systems for information security under the guidance of our top management.

3.We will identify risks related to information security and implement appropriate personal, systematic, and technological efforts to counter these risks.

4.We will continuously conduct educational and enlightenment activities related to information security.

5.We will promptly investigate any incidents that arise concerning information security and make concerted efforts to minimize damage and prevent reoccurrences.

6.We will carry out inspections of our management systems and initiatives related to information security and work to continuously improve and revise these systems and initiatives.

Promotion Structure

DENSO established the Information Security Promotion Office as a Companywide sanctioning body with the vice president as the chief information security officer (CISO) that is tasked with strengthening and promoting information security.

The Information Security Strategy Committee meets once every six months to make decisions regarding information security, discussing orientation and strategies concerning DENSO Groupwide information security, and promoting activities from a long-term perspective.

Specific Initiatives

Technologies involving automobiles, such as the advance of factory IoT, automated driving, and connectivity are beginning to evolve. Accordingly, information security risks are also increasing.

DENSO promotes information security measures in three domains—corporate, products, and factories—and the initiatives in each domain are as follows.

Corporate

We are establishing defensive measures to ensure thorough information management and operation to protect important information assets as well as to detect and block cyberattacks on the network. 

Products and Factories

We are developing technologies to protect engine control units (ECUs) from cyberattacks and constructing unique mechanisms to ensure these are installed in our products.

On the other hand, new cyberattacks and unknown viruses arise on a daily basis, making comprehensive defense difficult. For this reason, we conduct training in which we send employees pseudo virus e-mails to train them not to open risky e-mails among other measures aimed at increasing security awareness among each and every employee, while at the same time creating systems enabling us to respond in the event of a security breach.

Future Initiatives

Amid the progression of technological developments aimed at a variety of things linking cars to companies, we anticipate that information security conditions will increase in intensity going forward. Functioning as a global headquarters, DENSO CORPORATION will undertake initiatives to revise management systems that respond to changes in this severe environment as well as strengthen policies geared toward information security on a Groupwide basis.