Private Equity & Finance
Strong cyber security governance is critical at all points in the investment chain
Private equity security priorities
Securing Portfolio Companies
Portfolio companies that lack effective IT security or that have yet to reconcile a past cyberattack will be less attractive to potential buyers. That can not only erode the value of a private equity firm’s investment, but it also can tarnish the firm’s reputation and negatively impact future fundraising.
Avoiding direct cyber attacks on PE firm
Sensitive financial and client data makes PE firms themselves a valuable target for cyber criminals.
Managing complications arising from digital transformation
The widespread digitization of industry has increased cyber risk and emboldened malevolent actors to intensify their attacks on digital infrastructure.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Why mergers present unique cyber security challenges
Companies being bought and sold are often prime targets for cyberattacks, as mergers indicate that a company has resources and a strong balance sheet. M&A events are often widely publicized, which catches the attention of adversaries. New ownership and management teams transitioning into or out of roles present opportunities for attackers while businesses are in this transitional phase.
Mergers require a consolidation of networks, applications, directories, and countless other assets in order to establish a single, unified view of the network. This presents unique vulnerabilities and risks, such as differing levels of maturity between companies and exposure of complicating security gaps. Maintaining network security and completing the integration quickly are competing priorities that are difficult to manage simultaneously
Stay up to date with compliance to stay ahead of threats
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