Gartner: Cybersecurity is Critical to the M&A Due Diligence Process

This report addresses major cybersecurity challenges in the M&A process, including:

  • Historically, cybersecurity posture has been overlooked during the due diligence process and only incorporated after the deal closed, as part of an overall IT integration effort.

  • Gaining a view of the cybersecurity landscape of the target firm can be cumbersome - security ratings tools can help streamline the process

  • A high-profile breach can seriously impact the valuation of the target and may even potentially cause the deal to falter.

Cybersecurity is Critical to the M&A Due Diligence Process, 13 September 2019, Sam Olyaei

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