Cyber Security

CYBER SECURITY

When you look through traditional M&A due diligence checklists, the normal items you’d expect to see are financial, operational, sales and marketing, real-estate, information technology, and buried in the IT checklist, a few lines if any on cyber-security.  It is becoming apparent through research that the significant up-tick in cyber-attacks notwithstanding, many companies provide only basic due diligence and follow up in the merger, acquisition or divestiture event. In many cases, cyber-security and the resources to support a secure transition in an M&A event is conspicuously absent.