CASTLE BIOSCIENCES INC 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-02-28

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CASTLE BIOSCIENCES INC reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-02-28 16:08:51 EST.


10-K filed on 2024-02-28

CASTLE BIOSCIENCES INC filed a 10-K at 2024-02-28 16:08:51 EST
Accession Number: 0001447362-24-000017

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Item 1C. Cybersecurity.

Item 1C. Cybersecurity. Risk management and strategy We have implemented and maintain various information security processes designed to identify, assess and manage material risks from cybersecurity threats to our critical computer networks, third party hosted services, communications systems, hardware and software, and our critical data, including intellectual property, confidential information that is proprietary, strategic or competitive in nature, and data related to our clinical trials and commercial and pipeline tests (“Information Systems and Data”). Our Director of Cyber Security & Infrastructure (“DCSI”) oversees our information security function, which in conjunction with our security and engineering operations, Security Operations Center, a third-party managed security provider, helps identify, assess and manage the Company’s cybersecurity threats and risks. This group identifies and assesses risks from cybersecurity threats by monitoring and evaluating our threat environment and the Company’s risk profile using various methods including, for example: manual and automated tools; subscribing to and analyzing reports of cybersecurity threats and threat actors; conducing scans of our environment; evaluating our and our industry’s risk profile and threats reported to us; coordinating with law enforcement concerning certain threats; conducting internal and external audits and threat assessments; conducting vulnerability assessments; using external intelligence feeds; and working with a third-party test our incident response processes. Depending on the environment, we implement and maintain various technical, physical, and organizational measures, processes, standards and policies designed to manage and mitigate material risks from cybersecurity threats to our Information Systems and Data, including, for example: an incident response and business continuity plan; vulnerability management policy; risk assessments; implementing certain certifications and security standards; encrypting certain of our data; network security controls; segregating certain data; access and physical security controls; asset management, tracking, and disposal; monitoring our systems; employee training; penetration tests; maintaining cybersecurity insurance; and dedicated cybersecurity staff. Our assessment and management of material risks from cybersecurity threats are integrated into the Company’s overall risk management processes. For example, cybersecurity risk is addressed as a component of the Company’s enterprise risk management program; our information security function works with management to prioritize our risk management processes and mitigate cybersecurity threats that are more likely to lead to a material impact to our business; our senior management evaluates material risks from cybersecurity threats against our overall business objectives and reports to the audit committee of the board of directors, which is primarily responsible for overseeing our risk management processes on behalf of our board of directors. We use third-party service providers to assist us from time to time to identify, assess, and manage material risks from cybersecurity threats, including for example professional services firms (including legal counsel), threat intelligence service providers, cybersecurity consultants, cybersecurity software and managed service providers, penetration testing firms, and dark web monitoring services. We use third-party service providers to perform a variety of functions throughout our business, such as application providers and hosting companies. We have vendor management processes to manage cybersecurity risks associated with our use of certain providers. These processes may include reviewing vendors’ written security programs and security assessments, conducting security assessment calls with vendor personnel, and imposing contractual obligations related to information security on certain of our vendors. Depending on the nature of the services provided, the sensitivity of the Information Systems and Data at issue, and the identity of the provider, our vendor management process may involve different levels of assessment designed to help identify cybersecurity risks associated with a provider and impose contractual obligations related to cybersecurity on the provider. For a description of the risks from cybersecurity threats that may materially affect the Company and how they may do so, see our risk factors under Part 1. Item 1A. Risk Factors in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, including “If our information technology systems, or those of third parties upon which we rely, or our data are or were compromised, we could experience adverse consequences resulting from such compromise, including but not limited to regulatory investigations or actions; litigation; fines and penalties; disruptions of our business operations; reputational harm; loss of revenue or profits; loss of customers or sales; and other adverse consequences.” Governance Our board of directors addresses the Company’s cybersecurity risk management as part of its general oversight function. The board of directors’ audit committee oversees the risk assessment, risk management and internal controls over cyber security matters, as outlined in its committee charter. Our cybersecurity risk assessment and management processes are implemented and maintained by certain Company management, including our DCSI. Our DCSI has over 20 years of experience as a security professional, has a CISSP certification, and has completed the Carnegie Melon Insider Risk Management Program. The DCSI is responsible for hiring appropriate personnel, leading enterprise-wide cybersecurity strategy, helping to integrate cybersecurity risk considerations into the Company’s overall risk management strategy, and communicating key priorities to relevant personnel. Our cybersecurity incident response plan is designed to escalate certain cybersecurity incidents to members of management depending on the circumstances, including Security Management. Security Management work with the Company’s incident response team to help the Company mitigate and remediate cybersecurity incidents of which they are notified. In addition, the Company’s incident response plan includes reporting to the audit committee of the board of directors for certain cybersecurity incidents. The DCSI provides periodic reports to our board of directors, as well as our Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and other members of our senior management as appropriate, concerning the Company’s significant cybersecurity threats and risk and the processes the Company has implemented to address them. The audit committee also receives various reports, summaries or presentations related to cybersecurity threats, risk and mitigation.

Company Information

SIC DescriptionServices-Medical Laboratories
TickerCSTL - Nasdaq
CategoryNon-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30