The Role of Cybersecurity In Mergers and Acquisitions Diligence

By ForeScout


This study was designed to examine the growing concern of cyber risks and the importance of cyber assessment during mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and determine how well companies are prepared to deal with cyber risk during M&A from the perspective of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) and Business Decision Makers (BDMs). Are key decision makers concerned about cyber during an acquisition? What factors are considered as part of the due diligence and evaluation process before, during and after acquisition? Do cyber incidents lead to delays in acquisition? What does cyber risk mean for companies looking to acquire? How can they best protect themselves during this important process to minimize risk and protect their companies? This report explores these questions and others, and provides recommendations for effectively managing cybersecurity risks during an acquisition.

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