The Merger & Acquisition (M&A) process is difficult enough without bringing cyber risk to a new entity. It is critically important to thoroughly assess and protect companies during the planning and evaluation, due diligence, and integration phases of the transaction. But how do you best assess industry-appropriate levels of cyber maturity, identify security gaps, validate necessary strategies, and remove friction from a challenging M&A process? What risks could negatively affect a transaction? How do you determine the appropriate investment levels to achieve cyber maturity across people, processes and technologies?
From the technical to the organizational to the legal, this session will provide practical insights into shoring up your processes to meet compliance standards and reduce the risk during this important and vulnerable time in the life of any organization.
The speakers will discuss the integrity of the transaction and the ramifications that cyber risk presents to the M&A process from technical and legal perspectives.
Steve Bergman, General Manager Risk and Cybersecurity Practice, RSA
Evan Wolff, Partner and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, Crowell & Moring