Mergers and acquisitions fuel economic growth, but in today’s world, they also carry cyber risk. Buying a company means buying data along with potential past, present and future security problems related to the data. It is critical to understand the nature and significance of the target’s vulnerabilities. Assessing security risk in target also means considering the potential scope of the damage resulting from a breach and the overall extent and effectiveness of the target business’s existing cyber defenses. An appropriate evaluation of these issues could, quite literally, have a major impact on the value the acquirer places on the target company and the way the deal is structured.
Join our panel as they discuss best practices for ensuring the overall security of potential mergers and acquisitions.