Oric Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-03-11

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Oric Pharmaceuticals, Inc. reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-03-11 16:20:32 EDT.


10-K filed on 2024-03-11

Oric Pharmaceuticals, Inc. filed an 10-K at 2024-03-11 16:20:32 EDT
Accession Number: 0000950170-24-029298

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Item 1C. Cybersecurity.

Item 1C. Cybersecurity. Risk Management and Strategy We have established policies and processes for assessing, identifying, and managing material risk from cybersecurity threats, and have integrated these processes into our overall risk management systems and processes. We periodically assess material risks from cybersecurity threats, including any potential unauthorized occurrence on or conducted through our information systems that may result in adverse effects on the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of our information systems or any information residing therein. We conduct annual risk assessments and penetration tests to identify cybersecurity threats, including assessments and tests with the assistance of independent third-party cybersecurity consultants. We also conduct assessments in the event of a material change in our business practices that may affect key information systems that are vulnerable to such cybersecurity threats. These assessments and tests are designed to assist in the identification of reasonably foreseeable internal and external risks, the likelihood and potential damage that could result from such risks, and the sufficiency of existing policies, procedures, systems, and safeguards in place to manage such risks. Following risk assessments and penetration tests, we work to re-design, implement, update, and maintain reasonable safeguards to minimize identified risks; reasonably address any identified gaps in existing safeguards; and monitor the effectiveness of our safeguards. As part of our risk management system, we also periodically provide company-wide cybersecurity training to our employees on these safeguards. Personnel at all levels and departments are made aware of our cybersecurity policies through trainings. We engage with external cybersecurity consultants to help design and implement our cybersecurity policies and procedures, as well as to monitor and test the effectiveness of our safeguards. The head of information technology (IT), supported by external cybersecurity consultants and the IT Department, implements our cybersecurity risk management system. The head of IT regularly reports on cybersecurity matters to the Chief Financial Officer. We evaluate the security practices of certain third-party service providers to identify potential cybersecurity risks, including by reviewing documentation concerning their security measures. Where appropriate, including for third-party contracts under which our data will be stored, we contractually obligate providers to implement and maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards and other security measures designed to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of our data, and to promptly report any suspected breach of its security measures that may affect our company. 94 For additional information regarding whether any risks from cybersecurity threats, including as a result of any previous cybersecurity incidents, have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect our company, including our business strategy, results of operations, or financial condition, please refer to Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in this annual report on Form 10-K, including the risk factor entitled “Our internal computer systems, or those of any of our CROs, manufacturers, other contractors or consultants or potential future collaborators, may fail or suffer security or data privacy breaches or incidents or other unauthorized or improper access to, use of, or destruction of our proprietary or confidential data, employee data, or personal data, which could result in additional costs, loss of revenue, significant liabilities, harm to our brand and material disruption of our operations.” Governance One of the key functions of our board of directors is informed oversight of our risk management process, including risks from cybersecurity threats. Our board of directors is responsible for monitoring and assessing strategic risk exposure, and our executive officers are responsible for the day-to-day management of the material risks we face. Our board of directors has ultimate responsibility for oversight of cybersecurity risks, but primary responsibility for cybersecurity risk oversight has been delegated to the audit committee. Our Chief Financial Officer and head of IT, advised by external cybersecurity consultants, are primarily responsible for assessing and managing our material risks from cybersecurity threats. Our head of IT has over 25 years of experience in information technology roles and over 8 years of experience in security roles in the biotechnology industry. Our Chief Financial Officer has approximately 7 years of experience overseeing IT-related processes (including cybersecurity processes). The processes by which our Chief Financial Officer and our senior management are informed about and monitor the prevention, detection, mitigation, and remediation of cybersecurity incidents includes regular updates from the head of IT to the Chief Financial Officer, as well as periodic reports, as needed, from the Chief Financial Officer and the head of IT to senior management. Our Chief Financial Officer and head of IT provide periodic briefings to the audit committee regarding our company’s cybersecurity risks and activities, including any recent cybersecurity incidents and related responses, cybersecurity systems testing, activities of third parties, and the like. Our audit committee provides updates to the board of directors on such reports.

Company Information

NameOric Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
SIC DescriptionPharmaceutical Preparations
TickerORIC - Nasdaq
Emerging growth company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30