Immunocore Holdings plc 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-02-28

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Immunocore Holdings plc reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-02-28 07:33:51 EST.


10-K filed on 2024-02-28

Immunocore Holdings plc filed a 10-K at 2024-02-28 07:33:51 EST
Accession Number: 0001140361-24-009921

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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 our clinical trial and related data, which we refer to as Information Systems and Data. Our information security function, which is led by our Chief Information Officer, or CIO, helps identify, assess and manage our cybersecurity threats and risks, including through the use of our risk register. The information security function identifies and assesses risks from cybersecurity threats by monitoring and evaluating our threat environment and our risk profile using various methods including, for example, manual tools and automated tools, conducting scans of the threat environment, evaluating our and our industry’s risk profile, evaluating threats reported to us, internal and external audits, leveraging third party threat assessments, and conducting vulnerabilities assessments. Depending on the environment or system, 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 information security policy, access management procedures, data back-up and restoration policy, cyberattack response procedure, network security controls, data segregation for certain data, encryption of certain data, access controls, physical controls, systems monitoring, penetration testing, employee training, and cybersecurity insurance. Our assessment and management of material risks from cybersecurity threats are integrated into our overall risk management processes. For example, cybersecurity risk is addressed as a component of our enterprise risk management program and identified in our risk register. 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 cybersecurity consultants, cybersecurity service providers, and penetration testing services. We use third-party service providers to perform a variety of functions throughout our business, such as contract research organizations, contract manufacturing organizations, and other distributors, including those who process clinical trial data on our behalf. Depending on the nature of the services provided, the sensitivity of the critical systems, information and assets at issue, and the identity of the provider, our third-party risk management process may involve different levels of assessment designed to help identify cybersecurity risks associated with a provider, including, for example, a review of security assessments and imposition of contractual obligations related to cybersecurity on the provider. For a description of the risks from cybersecurity threats that may materially affect us and how they may do so, see our risk factors under Part 1. Item 1A. Risk Factors in this Annual Report, including “If our information technology systems or data, or those of third parties upon which we rely, are or were compromised, we could experience adverse consequences resulting from such compromise, including but not limited to regulatory investigations and actions; litigation; fines and penalties; disruptions to our business operations; reputational harm; loss of revenue and profits; loss of customers and sales; and other adverse consequences.” Governance Our board of directors addresses our cybersecurity risk management as part of its general oversight function. The board of directors’ audit and compliance committee is responsible for overseeing our cybersecurity risk management processes, including oversight and mitigation of risks from cybersecurity threats. Our cybersecurity risk assessment and management processes are implemented and maintained by certain members of our management, including our CIO, who has over 15 years of experience in IT management. Our CIO reports directly to our leadership team and provides regular reports. Our CIO is responsible for hiring appropriate personnel, helping to integrate cybersecurity risk considerations into our overall risk management strategy, and communicating key priorities to relevant personnel. Our CIO is also responsible for approving budgets, helping prepare for cybersecurity incidents, approving cybersecurity processes, and reviewing security assessments and other security-related reports. Our cybersecurity incident processes are designed to escalate certain cybersecurity incidents to members of management depending on the circumstances, including our Chief Executive Officer. Our Chief Executive Officer and other leadership personnel work with our incident response team to help mitigate and remediate cybersecurity incidents of which they are notified, in addition to notifying the audit and compliance committee of the board of directors, as appropriate. The board of directors’ audit and compliance committee receives periodic reports from our CIO concerning significant cybersecurity threats and risk and the processes we have implemented to address them. The audit and compliance committee also has access to various reports, summaries or presentations related to cybersecurity threats, risk and mitigation.

Company Information

NameImmunocore Holdings plc
SIC DescriptionBiological Products, (No Diagnostic Substances)
TickerIMCR - Nasdaq
CategoryLarge accelerated filer
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30