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

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Vertex, Inc. reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-02-29 16:31:17 EST.


10-K filed on 2024-02-29

Vertex, Inc. filed an 10-K at 2024-02-29 16:31:17 EST
Accession Number: 0001558370-24-002192

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Item 1C. Cybersecurity.

Item 1C. Cybersecurity Disclosures Cybersecurity Risk Management and Strategy Our cybersecurity risk management initiative is a cornerstone of our information security program, which includes a cross-functional management team with representatives from Legal, Enterprise Risk Management, Information Security, Information Technology, and Engineering. The cybersecurity risk management work is directed by the Enterprise Risk Management Team in collaboration with the Information Security Team and is intended to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our critical systems and information. Our information security program includes a cybersecurity incident response plan and playbook. We have designed and assessed our program based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (“NIST CSF”). This does not imply that we meet any particular technical standards, specifications, or requirements, only that we use the NIST CSF as a guide to help us identify, assess, and manage cybersecurity risks relevant to our business. Our cybersecurity risk management initiative 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 initiative includes: ● risk assessments designed to help identify material cybersecurity risks to our critical systems, information, products, services, and our broader enterprise IT environment; ● a risk management team responsible for managing our cybersecurity risk assessment processes and acts as a check and balance on our information security team which is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and updating our security controls as well as managing 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 and playbook that includes procedures for responding to cybersecurity incidents; and ● a third-party risk management process for service providers, suppliers, and vendors. We have not identified risks from known cybersecurity threats, including as a result of any prior cybersecurity incidents, that have materially affected us, including our operations, business strategy, results of operations, or financial condition. We face risks from cybersecurity threats that, if realized, are reasonably likely to materially affect us, including our operations, business strategy, results of operations, or financial condition. See Item 1A.“Risk Factors - We are exposed to cybersecurity and data privacy risks that, if realized, could expose us to legal liability, damage our reputation, and harm our business.” Cybersecurity Governance Our Board of Directors (the “Board”) considers cybersecurity risk as part of its risk oversight function and has delegated to the Audit Committee (the “Committee”) oversight of cybersecurity and other information technology risks. The Committee oversees management’s implementation of our cybersecurity risk management program. The Committee receives quarterly reports from management on our cybersecurity risks. In addition, management updates the Committee, as necessary, regarding any cybersecurity incidents. The Committee reports to the full Board regarding its activities, including those related to cybersecurity. The full Board also receives briefings from management on our cybersecurity risk management program. Board members receive presentations on cybersecurity topics from our general counsel, internal security staff, or external experts as part of the Board’s continuing education on topics that impact public companies. Our general counsel, with oversight by the Vertex Executive Leadership Team, is responsible for assessing and managing our material risks from cybersecurity threats. This team of attorneys and certified risk and information security professionals, has primary responsibility for our overall cybersecurity risk management program and supervises both our internal cybersecurity personnel and our retained external cybersecurity consultants. Our general counsel’s experience includes over twenty years of legal, information security, compliance, and risk experience and positions of leadership in global organizations supervising information security, compliance, and risk professionals and programs. Our management team supervises efforts to 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.

Company Information

NameVertex, Inc.
SIC DescriptionServices-Prepackaged Software
TickerVERX - Nasdaq
Emerging growth company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30