Hyundai Motor America (HMA), a subsidiary of the Korean car manufacturer has invested in new data security systems for compliance and audit requirements.

HMA announced it has chosen Ingrian DataSecure Platforms and nuBridges to meet and exceed the global regulatory mandates and audit requirements of US privacy legislation, SB1386 and the financial modernisation Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

The combined new system, designed for the AS400 platform, will safeguard Hyundai’s sensitive personally identifiable information, including names, social security numbers, driver licence numbers, bank records, passwords and PINs, throughout its computer environment.

“After evaluating various alternatives to further enhance our security infrastructure, we found that Ingrian and nuBridges offered the most scalable, cost-effective approach,” said Brian Chesney, HMA manager of corporate strategy and business planning.

“The joint solution will provide Hyundai Motor America with a means to segregate job roles and data access through a centralised, hardened appliance on a platform that will allow great protection around its sensitive data and interoperability across systems.”