Shuntaro Furukawa Reveals What Nintendo Is Doing To Combat Info Leaks & Security Threats

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Nintendo has arguably been one of the biggest victims of video game industry leaks – with inncidents like the ‘Gigaleak‘ revealing years of company secrets across multiple generations – including concepts, prototypes and even cancelled projects.

It’s obviously not the best look when security and data is breached, and during the recent shareholder meeting, Nintendo’s president Shuntaro Furukawa was questioned about what kind of “risk-management initiatives” the company was taking to deal with information leaks and hacks.

The company is approaching these threats from all directions with “both physical and technical countermeasures” – calling on “outside specialists”, improving the internal system for information security, establishing policies for info management, and educating employees with training:

“We are taking a variety of initiatives to address information security threats and vulnerabilities. For the services we provide, initiatives include cooperating with outside specialists and conducting diagnostics to check for security issues. In addition, as part of our internal system for information security, we introduced the information security management system in 2017 and have set up our Information Security Committee. Policies for information management have been established, and we have adopted both physical and technical countermeasures. In addition, we work to raise awareness of information security among our employees through training and other means.”

Apart from leaks and more, Nintendo’s software and hardware is often being datamined, and the company has had to issue special notices on how to change passwords after data breaches. And in other situations, it’s deployed its legal team.

How do you feel Nintendo is going in terms of leaks, security and the handling & use of your own personal data? Leave your thoughts down below.

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