Atlanticus Holdings Corp 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-03-04

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Atlanticus Holdings Corp reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-03-04 17:22:27 EST.


10-K filed on 2024-03-04

Atlanticus Holdings Corp filed a 10-K at 2024-03-04 17:22:27 EST
Accession Number: 0001437749-24-006440

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Item 1C. Cybersecurity.

ITEM 1C. CYBERSECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT STRAGEY We have developed and implemented cybersecurity risk management processes intended to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our critical systems and information. While everyone at our company plays a part in managing cybersecurity risks, primary cybersecurity oversight responsibility is shared by our Board of Directors, the audit committee of the Board of Directors (“Audit Committee”) and senior management. Our cybersecurity risk management program is integrated into our overall enterprise risk management program. Our cybersecurity risk management program includes: ● physical, technological and administrative controls intended to support our cybersecurity and data governance framework, including controls designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our key information systems and customer, employee, bank partner and other third-party information stored on those systems, such as access controls, encryption, data handling requirements and other cybersecurity safeguards, and internal policies that govern our cybersecurity risk management and data protection practices; ● a defined procedure for timely incident detection, containment, response and remediation, including a written security incident response plan that includes procedures for responding to cybersecurity incidents; ● cybersecurity risk assessment processes designed to help identify material cybersecurity risks to our critical systems, information, products, services and broader enterprise Information Technology (“IT”) environment; ● a security team responsible for managing our cybersecurity risk assessment processes and security controls; ● the use of external consultants or other third-party experts and service providers, where considered appropriate, to assess, test or otherwise assist with aspects of our cybersecurity controls; ● annual cybersecurity and privacy training of employees, including incident response personnel and senior management, and specialized training for certain teams depending on their role and/or access to certain types of information, such as consumer information; and ● a third-party risk management process that includes internal vetting of certain third-party vendors and service providers with whom we may share data. Over the past fiscal year, we have not identified risks from known cybersecurity threats, including as a result of any previous cybersecurity incidents, that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect us, including our business strategy, results of operations or financial condition. We will continue to monitor and assess our cybersecurity risk management program as well as invest in and seek to improve such systems and processes as appropriate. If we were to experience a material cybersecurity incident in the future, such incident may have a material effect, including on our business strategy, results of operations or financial condition. For more information regarding cybersecurity risks that we face and potential impacts on our business related thereto, refer to Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors.” Cybersecurity Governance With oversight from our Board of Directors, the Audit Committee is primarily responsible for assisting our Board of Directors in fulfilling its ultimate oversight responsibilities relating to risk assessment and management, including relating to cybersecurity and other information technology risks. The Audit Committee oversees management’s implementation of our cybersecurity risk management program, including processes and policies for determining risk tolerance, and reviews management’s strategies for adequately mitigating and managing identified risks, including risks relating to cybersecurity threats. The Audit Committee receives updates from our Chief Information Officer on our cybersecurity risks on a periodic basis or more frequently if needed, and reviews metrics about cyber threat response preparedness, program maturity milestones, risk mitigation status, third party service providers and the current and emerging threat landscape. In addition, management updates the Audit Committee, as necessary, regarding any material cybersecurity threats or incidents, as well as any incidents with lesser impact potential. The Audit Committee reports to our Board of Directors regarding its activities, including those related to key cybersecurity risks, mitigation strategies and ongoing developments, on a periodic basis or more frequently as needed. The Board of Directors also receives updates from our Chief Information Officer on our cyber risk management program and other matters relating to our data privacy and cybersecurity approach, including risk mitigations to bolster and enhance our data protection and data governance framework. Members of our Board of Directors receive presentations that include cybersecurity topics and the management of key cybersecurity risks from our Chief Information Officer as part of the continuing education of our Board of Directors on topics that impact public companies. Our management team, including our Chief Information Officer, is responsible for assessing and managing our material risks from cybersecurity threats and for our overall cybersecurity risk management program on a day-to-day basis, and supervises both our internal cybersecurity personnel and the relationship with our retained external cybersecurity consultants. Our Chief Information Officer’s experience includes years of working in the cybersecurity field in various industries, including the financial services industry. Our management team supervises efforts to prevent, detect, mitigate, and remediate cybersecurity risks and incidents through various means, including 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

NameAtlanticus Holdings Corp
SIC DescriptionPersonal Credit Institutions
TickerATLC - NasdaqATLCL - NasdaqATLCP - Nasdaq
CategoryAccelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30