Cybersecurity Considerations During M&A Phases—Mergers and Acquisitions

In brief: This tool outlines the key cybersecurity considerations that boards need to be aware of during the mergers and acquisition process. This piece provides a breakdown of the role of cybersecurity during each phase of the merger or acquisition. This tool originally appeared in the publication, Cyber-Risk Oversight 2020: Key Principals and Practical Guidance for Corporate Boards.

This resource can help your board to

  • consider cybersecurity issues that may arise during the M&A process,
  • provide management with oversight for cybersecurity issues during M&A, and
  • pose questions to management around strategic cybersecurity issues during each phase of the M&A process.

Most relevant audiences: Risk committee chairs, risk committee members, and CISOs