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Master M&A Cybersecurity Due Diligence

Develop an information security playbook for mergers and acquisitions.

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Your Challenge

This research is designed to help organizations who are preparing for a merger or acquisition and need help with:

  • Understanding the information security risks associated with the acquisition or merger.
  • Avoiding the unwanted possibility of acquiring or merging with an organization that is already compromised by cyberattackers.
  • Identifying best practices for information security integration post merger.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

The goal of M&A cybersecurity due diligence is to assess security risks and the potential for compromise. To succeed, you need to look deeper.

Impact and Result

  • A repeatable methodology to systematically conduct cybersecurity due diligence.
  • A structured framework to rapidly assess risks, conduct risk valuation, and identify red flags.
  • Look deeper by leveraging compromise diagnostics to increase confidence that you are not acquiring a compromised entity.

Research & Tools

1. Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out how to master M&A cyber security due diligence, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand how we can support you in completing this project.

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is a six call advisory process.

Guided Implementation #1 - Prepare

Call #1 - Scope requirements, objectives, and your specific challenges.
Call #2 - Prepare for a merger or acquisition.

Guided Implementation #2 - Assess

Call #1 - Establish M&A workflow and required discovery.
Call #2 - Identify goals for discovery and interviews.
Call #3 - Identify compromise diagnostic goals.
Call #4 - Summarize results and plan next steps.

Search Code: 94713
Published: October 23, 2020
Last Revised: October 23, 2020

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