• This new center, the first of its kind in the Life Sciences sector in the country, is part of the plan of the company to increase the Global Information Technology Shared Services Center team to around 75 employees, including 40 new positions.

Alajuela, Costa Rica, June 12, 2024.- Hologic, Inc., a global leader in medical technology that improves women’s health through early detection and treatment, today expanded its innovative impact in the country with the inauguration of its Cybersecurity Operations Center (SOC). This center, which will serve as the main cyber incident response command point for the company, is also the first of its kind in the Life Sciences sector in Costa Rica.

The SOC is an integral part of the Global Information Technology (IT) Shared Services Center. It will monitor, detect and respond to those cyber threats that may affect Hologic, its employees, customers and other strategic partners. It will also ensure regulatory compliance, protect critical assets, and maintain the trust of the company’s various stakeholders.

SOC operations will be carried out at Hologic Costa Rica’s own facilities, located in the Coyol Free Trade Zone in Alajuela. The presence of Hologic in the country began with a focus on the manufacture of medical devices, which expanded to cover gynecological and breast health. Subsequently, it grew with the incorporation of the Finance Shared Services Center and now expands even further with global IT services. In total, the company has around 1,100 employees nationwide.

“In addition to the valuable experience gained by Hologic with other operations on national soil, our company selected Costa Rica to host the SOC because of the talented human resources and the government’s investment in continuing education programs on computer security. In addition, because of its proximity to the United States, where our company’s headquarters are located, this strategic Center will enable us to respond effectively to the dynamic world of cyber incidents, and to align our information security efforts with the company’s business objectives,” said Paul Malenchini, Chief Information Officer of Hologic, Inc.

Hologic’s Global IT Shared Services Center currently has 34 employees on the team – including those in the SOC. The company plans to add 40 more professionals with expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, infrastructure, support, process automation and commercial IT.

“The opening of the Hologic Cybersecurity Operations Center represents a milestone for Costa Rica and reinforces its positioning as a location for high-innovation foreign direct investment. This center demonstrates the growth and synergy of important high-tech sectors such as life sciences and technology services. The company is one of the pioneer leaders with operations in both industries in our country, adding now this project of high value and complexity: cybersecurity, climbing an additional step in sophistication in the area of services. Today Hologic adds thousands of jobs in Costa Rica in its production plant, its financial services center, and now its cybersecurity operation. This is also a clear example of the potential in the diversification of processes that can occur in the reinvestments made by companies in Costa Rica, which are just as valuable and challenging to achieve as the attraction of new companies,” said Marianela Urgellés, General Director of CINDE.

Nilo Caravaca, Vice President of Multisite Operations for Hologic, including Costa Rica, emphasized the company’s commitment to the country. “Hologic started operations in Costa Rica more than two decades ago and since then, we have been in constant growth. First, we moved from Cartago to Coyol de Alajuela and then, little by little, we began to diversify our portfolio of manufacturing of medical devices and services for the company. Today, we are excited about the opening of the Cybersecurity Operations Center, which will play a key role in the global cybersecurity strategy of the company. This investment made by Hologic, in terms of the SOC facility and recruitment, as well as the development of local talent, will help us continue to deliver on our promise of The Science of Sure,” he said.

Establishing the Cybersecurity Operations Center in Costa Rica will also allow Hologic to expand its capabilities and personnel in the areas of governance, risk and compliance, as well as Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM).

Those wishing to apply to Hologic’s Global IT Shared Services Center, including the SOC, can visit the following site: https://la.careers.hologic.com/en/search?region=Latin%20America&location=Alajuela,%20Costa%20Rica

About Hologic, Inc.

Hologic, Inc. is a global innovator in medical technology, focused on improving the health and well-being of women, their families and communities, through early detection and treatment. Its advances include the invention of the world’s first commercial 3D mammography system for earlier detection of breast cancer; leadership in screening for cervical cancer, sexually transmitted infections and respiratory diseases; and minimally invasive surgical technologies for both fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding. The company also advocates for women through the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, which provides a science-backed data framework for improving women’s well-being.

For further information about the company, please visit www.hologic.com / https://www.linkedin.com/company/hologic-costa-rica/

Early disclosures

This press release may contain forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties, including statements about the use of Hologic products and future recruitment and expansion plans. There can be no assurance that these products will be commercially successful or achieve the expected level of sales, or that Hologic will meet its growth, recruitment or expansion objectives in Costa Rica or elsewhere. Hologic expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publicly disclose an update or revision to any of the statements presented herein to reflect a change in expectations, or in the events, conditions or circumstances on which such data or statements are based.