Structure Therapeutics Inc. 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-03-08

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Structure Therapeutics Inc. reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-03-08 09:19:49 EST.


10-K filed on 2024-03-08

Structure Therapeutics Inc. filed a 10-K at 2024-03-08 09:19:49 EST
Accession Number: 0001558370-24-002791

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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 comp uter 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 trade secrets, data we may collect about trial participants in connection with clinical trials, sensitive third-party data, business plans, transactions, and financial information (“Information Systems and Data”). The cybersecurity function within the Company helps identify, assess and manage the Company’s cybersecurity threats and risks. Our cybersecurity function identifies and assesses risks from cybersecurity threats by monitoring and evaluating our threat environment using various methods including, for example manual tools, internal or external audits, automated tools, subscribing to and analyzing reports and services that identify cybersecurity threats and threat actors, conducting vulnerability assessments to identify vulnerabilities, conducting scans of the threat environment, and evaluating threats reported to us. 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: an incident response policy, incident detection and response, data encryption, network security controls, system monitoring, penetration testing, employee training, a dedicated cybersecurity staff member, and physical security mechanisms. Our assessment and management of material risks from cybersecurity threats are integrated into the Company’s overall risk management processes. For example, the cybersecurity function works with management to prioritize our risk management processes and mitigate cybersecurity threats that are more likely to lead to a material impact to our business. 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 cybersecurity software providers, managed cybersecurity service providers, and penetration testing firms. We also use third-party service providers to perform a variety of functions throughout our business, such as application providers and hosting companies. We manage cybersecurity risks associated with our use of these providers by reviewing their security assessments and applicable reports. For a description of the risks from cybersecurity threats that may materially affect the Company and how they may do so, see our risk factors under Part 1. Item 1A. Risk Factors in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, including: ● Confidentiality agreements with employees and third-parties may not prevent unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets and other proprietary information; ● The adoption and deployment of AI in our, and any third-party collaborators’ operations, and in particular our and any third-party collaborators’ R&D efforts to explore new targets and develop effective products, may not be effective and may expose us to risk; ● If our information technology systems or data, or those of third-parties upon which we rely, are or were compromised or experienced significant disruptions of our information technology systems or data security incidents, we could experience adverse consequences including but not limited to significant financial, legal, regulatory, business and reputational harm; litigation; fines and penalties; disruptions of our business operations; loss of revenue or profits; loss of customers or sales; or other adverse consequences; and ● We rely on trade secret and proprietary know-how which can be difficult to trace and enforce and, if we are unable to protect the confidentiality of our trade secrets, our business and competitive position would be harmed. Governance Our board of directors addresses the Company’s cybersecurity risk management as part of its general oversight function. Our Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing Company’s cybersecurity risk management processes, including oversight of mitigation of risks from cybersecurity threats. Our cybersecurity risk assessment and management processes are implemented and maintained by certain Company management, including our Senior Director of Internal Controls and SOX Compliance, who has over 20 years in the areas of internal controls and SOX compliance reporting; our Director of IT Security and Compliance, who has over 20 years of IT experience, the past four of which have been in security; and our CFO, who has over 20 years of business development experience. Our cybersecurity function is responsible for hiring appropriate personnel, helping to integrate cybersecurity risk considerations into the Company’s overall risk management strategy, and communicating key priorities to relevant personnel. Our CFO and cybersecurity function are responsible for approving budgets, helping prepare for cybersecurity incidents, approving cybersecurity processes, and reviewing security assessments and other security-related reports. Our response process to cybersecurity incidents is designed to escalate certain incidents to members of management depending on the circumstances, including the CFO. Our CFO and others work with the Company’s incident response team to help the Company mitigate and remediate cybersecurity incidents of which they are notified. In addition, the Company’s incident response policy includes reporting to the Audit Committee for certain cybersecurity incidents. The Audit Committee receives periodic reports from our cybersecurity function concerning the Company’s significant cybersecurity threats and risk and the processes the Company has implemented to address them. The Audit Committee also has access to various reports, summaries or presentations related to cybersecurity threats, risk and mitigation. 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..

Company Information

NameStructure Therapeutics Inc.
SIC DescriptionPharmaceutical Preparations
TickerGPCR - Nasdaq
Emerging growth company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30