Vistagen Therapeutics, Inc. 10-K Cybersecurity GRC - 2024-06-11

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Vistagen Therapeutics, Inc. reported their cybersecurity risk management and governance process in a yearly 10-K filed on 2024-06-11 16:27:09 EDT.


10-K filed on 2024-06-11

Vistagen Therapeutics, Inc. filed a 10-K at 2024-06-11 16:27:09 EDT
Accession Number: 0001411685-24-000022

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Item 1C. Cybersecurity.

Item 1C. Cybersecurity We have developed and implemented a cybersecurity risk management program intended to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our critical systems and information. We implement reasonable administrative, technical and procedural safeguards to manage cybersecurity risks, including multi-layered technical security measures, mandatory user security awareness and training, access control policies and activity monitoring. Additionally, we engage third-party cybersecurity experts to assess the security of our network. We design and assess our program based on the NIST Special Publication 800-171 and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) levels 1. This does not imply that we meet any particular technical standards, specifications, or requirements, only that we use the NIST CSF and CMMC maturity models as a guide to help us identify, assess, and manage cybersecurity risks relevant to our business. Our cybersecurity risk management program is designed to be integrated into our overall enterprise risk management program, and shares common methodologies, reporting channels and governance processes that apply across the enterprise risk management program to other legal, compliance, strategic, operational, and financial risk areas. Our cybersecurity risk management program includes: - risk assessments designed to help identify material cybersecurity risks to our critical systems, information, products, services, and our broader enterprise information technology environment; - a security team principally responsible for managing (i) our cybersecurity risk assessment processes, (ii) our security controls, and (iii) our response to cybersecurity incidents; - the use of external service providers, where appropriate, to assess, test or otherwise assist with aspects of our security controls; - cybersecurity awareness training of our employees, incident response personnel, and senior management; - a cybersecurity incident response plan that includes procedures for responding to cybersecurity incidents; and - a third-party risk management process for service providers, suppliers, and vendors that have access to our critical systems and information. There can be no assurance that our cybersecurity risk management program and processes, including our policies, controls or procedures, will be fully implemented, complied with or effective in protecting our systems and information. 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. Cybersecurity Governance Our Board of Directors (the Board) considers cybersecurity risk as part of its risk oversight function and has delegated to the Audit Committee (the Committee) oversight of cybersecurity risks. The Committee oversees our cybersecurity risk management program. The Committee receives periodic reports from management on our cybersecurity risks. In addition, management updates the Committee, as necessary or appropriate, regarding any material cybersecurity incidents, as well as any incidents with lesser impact potential. The Committee reports to the Board regarding its activities, including those related to cybersecurity. The Board of directors may also receive briefings from management on our cyber risk management program. Board members may receive presentations on cybersecurity topics from our Chief Financial Officer (CFO), internal security staff or external experts as part of the Board’s continuing education on topics that impact public companies. Members of our management team, including our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CFO, and General Counsel, are responsible for assessing and managing our material risks from cybersecurity threats. This cybersecurity management team has primary responsibility for our overall cybersecurity risk management program and supervises both our internal cybersecurity personnel and our retained external cybersecurity consultants. This team includes individuals with significant experience running or overseeing cybersecurity programs at similarly sized biotechnology organizations and navigating the associated risk landscape. Our cybersecurity management team supervises efforts to prevent, detect, mitigate, and remediate cybersecurity risks and incidents through various means, which may include briefings from internal security personnel; threat intelligence and other information obtained from governmental, public or private sources, including external consultants engaged by us; and alerts and reports produced by security tools deployed in the information technology environment.

Company Information

NameVistagen Therapeutics, Inc.
SIC DescriptionPharmaceutical Preparations
TickerVTGN - Nasdaq
CategoryNon-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Fiscal Year EndMarch 30