Janux Therapeutics, Inc. 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-03-08

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Janux Therapeutics, Inc. reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-03-08 16:23:07 EST.


10-K filed on 2024-03-08

Janux Therapeutics, Inc. filed a 10-K at 2024-03-08 16:23:07 EST
Accession Number: 0000950170-24-028659

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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 data related to our development programs and clinical trials (Information Systems and Data). Our Information Technology (IT) department and IT Director, with the assistance of our legal department and CFO, help identify, assess and manage our cybersecurity threats and risks. This group 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 and automated tools, subscribing to reports and services that identify cybersecurity threats, evaluating our and our industry’s risk profile, evaluating threats reported to us and coordinating with law enforcement about such threats as may be appropriate, conducting internal and external audits, conducting internal threat assessments to evaluate for both internal and external threats, having third parties conduct threat assessments, and conducting vulnerability assessments designed to identify vulnerabilities. Depending on the environment, 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, our incident response policy; incident detection and response processes; a vulnerability management policy; a disaster recovery plans; risk assessments; encrypting certain data; network security controls; segregating certain of our data; maintaining access and physical controls; asset management, tracking and disposal; systems monitoring; employee training; penetration testing conducted by third parties; maintaining cybersecurity insurance; and having dedicated cybersecurity staff. Our assessment and management of material risks from cybersecurity threats are integrated into our overall risk management processes. For example, (1) cybersecurity risk is addressed as a component of our enterprise risk management program; (2) the IT department and IT Director discuss cybersecurity risk with management, including our CFO and legal department to prioritize our risk management processes and mitigate cybersecurity threats that are more likely to lead to a material impact to our business; (3) our senior management evaluates material risks from cybersecurity threats against our overall business objectives and reports certain risks to the audit committee of the board of directors, which evaluates our overall enterprise risk. 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, professional services firms (including legal counsel), cybersecurity consultants, cybersecurity software providers, and penetration testing firms. We use third-party service providers to perform a variety of functions throughout our business, such as hosting companies, contract research organizations (CROs), and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs). We have processes to manage cybersecurity risks associated with our use of certain of these providers. These processes include reviewing certain vendors’ written security program and security assessments, and imposing certain 110 contractual obligations related to cybersecurity on the vendor. Depending on the nature of the services provided, the sensitivity of the Information Systems and Data at issue, and the identity of the provider, our vendor management processes may involve different levels of assessment designed to help identify cybersecurity risks associated with a provider. For a description of the risks from cybersecurity threats that may materially affect us and how they may do so, see the section of this Annual Report on Form 10-K titled “Risk Factors”, including, but not limited to, the risk factor titled “If our internal information technology systems or sensitive information, or those of our third-party CROs or other contractors or consultants, are or were compromised, we could experience adverse consequences from such compromise, including but not limited to, a material disruption of our product candidates’ development programs, regulatory investigations or actions, litigation, fines and penalties, reputational harm, loss of revenue or profits, and other adverse consequences.” Governance Our board of directors addresses our cybersecurity risk management as part of its general oversight function. The audit committee of the board of directors 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 of our personnel, including our IT Director, who has 20 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Our IT Director 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 CFO is responsible for approving budgets and, along with our IT Director and our legal department, helping prepare for cybersecurity incidents, approving cybersecurity processes, and reviewing security assessments and other security-related reports. Our cybersecurity incident response and vulnerability and patch management policies are designed to escalate certain cybersecurity incidents to members of management depending on the circumstances, including our CEO, CFO and General Counsel. Such management members work with our incident response team to help us mitigate and remediate cybersecurity incidents of which they are notified. In addition, our incident response policy includes reporting to the audit committee of the board of directors for certain cybersecurity incidents. The audit committee receives periodic reports from our IT Director concerning our significant cybersecurity threats and risk and the processes we have implemented to address them. The audit committee also has access to various reports, summaries or presentations related to cybersecurity threats, risk and mitigation.

Company Information

NameJanux Therapeutics, Inc.
SIC DescriptionPharmaceutical Preparations
TickerJANX - Nasdaq
CategoryNon-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30