iHeartMedia, Inc. 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-02-29

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iHeartMedia, Inc. reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-02-29 08:07:22 EST.


10-K filed on 2024-02-29

iHeartMedia, Inc. filed a 10-K at 2024-02-29 08:07:22 EST
Accession Number: 0001400891-24-000008

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Item 1C. Cybersecurity.

ITEM 1C. CYBERSECURITY Risk Management and Strategy We have developed and implemented a cybersecurity risk management program intended to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our critical systems and information. Our cybersecurity risk management program includes a cybersecurity incident response plan. 27 We design and assess our program based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) Cybersecurity Framework. This does not imply that we meet any particular technical standards, specifications, or requirements, only that we use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as a guide to help us identify, assess, and manage cybersecurity risks relevant to our business. Our cybersecurity risk management program is integrated into our overall enterprise risk management program, and shares common methodologies, reporting channels and governance processes that apply across the enterprise risk management program to other legal, compliance, strategic, operational, and financial risk areas. Our cybersecurity risk management program includes: - risk assessments designed to help identify material cybersecurity risks to our critical systems, information, products, services, and our broader enterprise IT environment; - a security team principally responsible for managing (1) our cybersecurity risk assessment processes, (2) our security controls, and (3) our response to cybersecurity incidents; - the use of external service providers, where appropriate, to assess, test or otherwise assist with aspects of our security controls; - cybersecurity awareness training of our employees, incident response personnel, and senior management; - a cybersecurity incident response plan that includes procedures for responding to cybersecurity incidents; and - a third-party risk management process for certain service providers, suppliers, and vendors. The Company (or third parties it relies on) may not be able to fully, continuously, and effectively implement security controls as intended. We utilize a risk-based approach and judgment to determine and prioritize the security controls and measures utilized. In addition, security controls and measures, no matter how well designed or implemented, may only mitigate and not fully eliminate risks. And events, when detected by security tools or third parties, may not always be immediately understood or acted upon. We have not identified risks from known cybersecurity threats, including as a result of any prior cybersecurity incidents, that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect us, including our operations, business strategy, results of operations, or financial condition. Governance Our Board of Directors (the “Board”) considers cybersecurity risk as part of its risk oversight function and has delegated to the Board’s Audit Committee (the “Audit Committee”) oversight of information security matters and risks, including reviewing information technology procedures and controls. The Audit Committee oversees management’s implementation of our cybersecurity risk management program. The Audit Committee receives annual reports from management on information security matters, including our cybersecurity risks. In addition, management updates the Audit Committee, as necessary, regarding any material cybersecurity incidents, as well as any incidents with lesser impact potential. The Audit Committee reports to the full Board regarding its activities, including those related to cybersecurity. The full Board also receives briefings from management on our cyber risk management program. Board members receive presentations on cybersecurity topics from our Chief Information Security Officer (“CISO”), internal security staff and/or external experts as part of the Board’s continuing education on topics that impact public companies. Our management team, including our CISO, Chief Financial Officer, and General Counsel, is responsible for assessing and managing our material risks from cybersecurity threats. The team has primary responsibility for our overall cybersecurity risk management program and supervises both our internal cybersecurity personnel and our retained external cybersecurity consultants. Our management team’s experience includes a combined 30 years of experience in cybersecurity and risk management. Our CISO holds the CRISC, CISA, CDPSE, and PMP industry certifications. Our management team supervises efforts to identify, prevent, detect, mitigate, and remediate cybersecurity risks and incidents through various means, which may include briefings from internal security personnel; threat intelligence and other information obtained from governmental, public or private sources, including external consultants engaged by us; and alerts and reports produced by security tools deployed in the IT environment. 28

Company Information

NameiHeartMedia, Inc.
SIC DescriptionRadio Broadcasting Stations
CategoryLarge accelerated filer
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30