Allakos Inc. 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-03-14

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Allakos Inc. reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-03-14 16:21:01 EDT.


10-K filed on 2024-03-14

Allakos Inc. filed a 10-K at 2024-03-14 16:21:01 EDT
Accession Number: 0000950170-24-031516

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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 routinely 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 periodic risk assessments to identify cybersecurity threats, as well as assessments in the event of a material change in our business practices that may affect information systems that are vulnerable to such cybersecurity threats. These risk assessments include 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 these risk assessments, we re-design, implement, and maintain reasonable safeguards to minimize identified risks; reasonably address any identified gaps in existing safeguards; and regularly monitor the effectiveness of our safeguards. We devote internal and external resources and designate high-level personnel, including our Chief Financial Officer, who reports to our Chief Executive Officer, to manage the risk assessment and mitigation process. As part of our overall risk management system, we monitor and test our safeguards and train our employees on these safeguards, in collaboration with human resources, IT, and management. Personnel at all levels and departments are made aware of our cybersecurity policies through trainings. We engage consultants or other third parties in connection with our risk assessment processes. These service providers assist us to design and implement our cybersecurity policies and procedures, as well as to monitor and test our safeguards. We have not encountered cybersecurity challenges that have materially impaired our operations or financial standing. 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, including the risk factors entitled “We may experience disruptions and delays or incur financial damages as a result of system failures or security breaches or incidents” and “If we fail to comply with 70 applicable U.S. and foreign privacy and data protection laws and regulations, we may be subject to liabilities that adversely affect our business, operations and financial performance”. Governance One of the key functions of our Board is informed oversight of our risk management process, including risks from cybersecurity threats. Our Board 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 administers its cybersecurity risk oversight function directly as a whole, as well as through the audit committee. Our Chief Financial Officer, in conjunction with our information security team and third-party consultants, is primarily responsible to assess and manage our material risks from cybersecurity threats. Our Chief Financial Officer oversees our cybersecurity policies and processes, including those described in “Risk Management and Strategy” above. The cybersecurity risk management program includes tools and activities to prevent, detect, and analyze current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and plans and strategies to address threats and incidents. Our Chief Financial Officer provides 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. In addition, our Chief Financial Officer provides briefings of any significant cybersecurity matters to the Board as well as an annual update of cybersecurity risks and activities.

Company Information

NameAllakos Inc.
SIC DescriptionPharmaceutical Preparations
TickerALLK - Nasdaq
CategoryNon-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30