Cybersecurity in M&A
Embed cybersecurity considerations from the initial due diligence phase and carry them through to integration.
When looking to make an acquisition, assessing the target's cyber hygiene is as important as determining its financial health and market potential. Yet infosec leaders are often brought in late in the M&A lifecycle.
To truly harness the power of M&A in support of business expansion, it is imperative to embed cybersecurity considerations right from the initial due diligence phase and carry them seamlessly through to integration.
By integrating cybersecurity from the outset of an M&A endeavour, organisations can identify potential risks and vulnerabilities. This early insight allows for a comprehensive assessment of the cyber threat landscape, ensuring that any potential weaknesses in the acquiring and acquired companies' systems are addressed before they can compromise the deal or put the parties at risk.
Enabling a CISO to participate in each M&A lifecycle phase helps to quicken and secure the transaction.
Pre-Signing: From identification to announcement
Pre-Closing: From announcement to legal Day 1
Post-Closing: From legal Day 1 to integration
Subsequently: Running as one improved entity
ISTARI helps secure the M&A process from a cyber perspective with our technology-led modular and scalable solution. Our experts can help your team take a risk-led approach across all three phases of the M&A lifecycle:
As established investors ourselves, we have successfully navigated the intricacies of M&A transactions across various industries.
We don’t offer just advice. We implement it, too.
Our technology-led, flexible approach to assessing and remediating cyber risks will accelerate your due diligence and processes.
We are known for reducing uncertainties through a well-defined integration plan and focusing on delivering a capability uplift while enabling transformation.