TSMC Builds Its Supply Chain Security Association to Enhance Information Protection
Proprietary Information Protection (PIP) is the foundation of the cooperation between TSMC and its suppliers. To enhance suppliers’ PIP compliance, TSMC built its Supply Chain Security Association across different divisions that need to work with suppliers for business. Up until March 2020, Supply Chain Security Association has organized 13 conferences and completed 10 information protection enhancement projects with critical suppliers including information security regulation enhancement and audit follow-up. Furthermore, Supply Chain Security Association publishes quarterly “Supply Chain Security Newsletter” to enhance concept of information security among suppliers. The Company strives rigorously to maintain its competitiveness and protect stakeholders’ benefits through both new initiatives and existing supplier information security protection mechanism.
TSMC Supply Chain Security Association
TSMC Supply Chain Security Association Conference
|Time||Monthly meeting starting from Q3 2019|
|Topics||Security Assessment Results: provide suggestions on information security improvement based on the results of “TSMC Security Assessment by TSMC Corporate Information Security and “Security Scorecard” by a third party review organization|
|Supplier PIP Compliance Status: review suppliers’ compliance on TSMC information security regulations based on the record of their violations and provide related improvement suggestions|
|On-site Service Staff and Information Management: employee of suppliers who works on TSMC premises must conduct business following standard procedures|
|Information Security Experience Sharing and Exchanging|
|Suppliers’ Feedback and Suggestions|
Information Security and Proprietary Information Protection are key missions at TSMC. Collaborating with suppliers to enhance protection mechanism, build a direct communication and report channel, implement information security and proprietary information protection, and protect TSMC’s competitive advantage in the semiconducting industry.
TSMC Supply Chain Security Newsletter
Proprietary Information Protection is a shared responsibility of TSMC and suppliers’. In 2020, TSMC Supply Chain Security Association plans to organize at least 9 conferences, complete evaluations with more than 9 suppliers, and conduct 12 information protection enhancement projects with suppliers. TSMC Supply Chain Security Association will collaborate with suppliers to practice information protection and assimilate the culture of PIP and information security into business in order to secure both ends’ information assets and maintain competitive advantage in semiconducting industry.