Kawasaki To Be Acknowledged For I.T. Efforts

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has been nominated to receive an award next month at Computerworld magazine's annual awards banquet in Washington, D.C.

KMC is being acknowledged as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program for the efforts the company has made to safeguard Internet-based information related to its national sales and distribution network.

Cindy Harrison, Information Services Analyst/Project Leader at KMC, says the OEM recognized potential virus threats to its operations that would have impaired both Kawasaki's activities and those of its partner companies reliant on the flow electronic communications. "We needed to assure ourselves and those companies we work with that the security of our communications is, and always will be of primary importance at KMC," she said.

KMC's I.T. investigation and subsequent findings not only alleviated the infrastructure issues that a lower level of security can cause, but also prevented the propagation of viruses to other organizations. Computerworld says this concern for maintaining a totally clean environment for both internal and external communications helped qualify KMC for Laureate recognition. The manufacturer was nominated for the award by Trend Micro, a service provider of security solutions for companies.

The 20th Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening takes place June 2 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.