Information Security in Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a vital part of many business strategies, but they are complex and varied.
In the rush to complete a deal and stay ahead of the competition, information security concerns are often considered too late in the process to have any impact on the deal. To gain trust as a partner who can add value to the business at an earlier stage, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) must build relationships over time.
This excerpt from the full ISF briefing paper:
- introduces a typical four-step process for M&A
- helps promote the value of security in M&A activity
- emphasises the importance of building relationships with executive management and becoming a trusted partner to the business.
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Before going into any meeting regarding M&A, know precisely what you can and can’t contribute to that meeting...You can demonstrate trustworthiness...Just by focusing on what is important to others in the room.ISF Member
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