HBT Financial, Inc. 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-03-06

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HBT Financial, Inc. reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-03-06 16:05:22 EST.


10-K filed on 2024-03-06

HBT Financial, Inc. filed a 10-K at 2024-03-06 16:05:22 EST
Accession Number: 0001628280-24-009388

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Item 1C. Cybersecurity.

ITEM 1C. CYBERSECURITY We rely extensively on various information systems and other electronic resources to operate our business. In addition, nearly all of our customers, service providers and other business partners on whom we depend, including the providers of our online banking, mobile banking and accounting systems, use these systems and their own electronic information systems. Any of these systems can be compromised, including through the employees, customers and other individuals who are authorized to use them, and bad actors use a sophisticated and constantly evolving set of software, tools and strategies to do so. Moreover, the nature of our business, as a financial services provider, and our relative size, make us and our business partners high-value targets for these bad actors to pursue. Accordingly, we have long devoted significant resources to assessing, identifying and managing risks associated with cybersecurity threats, including: - internal resources who are responsible for conducting regular assessments of our information systems, existing controls, vulnerabilities and potential improvements; - continuous monitoring tools that can detect and help respond to cybersecurity threats in real-time; - performing due diligence with respect to our third-party service providers, including their cybersecurity practices, and requiring contractual commitments from our service providers to take certain cybersecurity measures; - third-party cybersecurity consultants, who conduct periodic penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and other procedures to identify potential weaknesses in our systems and processes; and - periodic cybersecurity training for our workforce. This information security program is a key part of our overall risk management system, which is administered by our Chief Risk Officer. The program includes administrative, technical and physical safeguards to help ensure the security and confidentiality of customer records and information. These security and privacy policies and procedures are in effect across all of our lines of business and geographic locations. From time-to-time, we have identified cybersecurity threats that require us to make changes to our processes and to implement additional safeguards. While none of these identified threats or incidents have materially affected us, it is possible that threats and incidents we identify in the future could have a material adverse effect on our business strategy, results of operations and financial condition. Our management team is responsible for the day-to-day management of risks we face, including our Chief Information Officer. Our current Chief Information Officer has over 20 years of technology experience, including 15 years in Banking. In addition, our board of directors is responsible for the oversight of risk management. In that role, our board of directors, with support from the Company’s cybersecurity advisors, are responsible for ensuring that the risk management processes designed and implemented by management are adequate and functioning as designed. To carry out those duties, our board of directors receive reports from our management team regarding cybersecurity risks, and the Company’s efforts to prevent, detect, mitigate and remediate any cybersecurity incidents. These reports are delivered at least quarterly, with additional information and trainings provided at least twice per year.

Company Information

NameHBT Financial, Inc.
SIC DescriptionState Commercial Banks
TickerHBT - Nasdaq
Emerging growth company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30