Secure Business M&A with Software for Secure Business M&A

Luglio 11, 2023

As mergers and acquisitions (M&A) increase all over the world security is more important than ever for companies. The stakes are high, when confidential information is accidentally divulged to bad actors during M&A due diligence, or accidentally exposed during post-M&A integration or operations.

The good news is that the appropriate software can aid M&A CISOs to ensure the integrity of information, maintain the compliance of their organization, and help protect against the risks that come with M&A activities. This includes a data room software that integrates several digital tools into a single integrated platform that allows for simple uploads of files and single sign-on. It also provides extensive auditing and reporting options that help compliance teams keep control and avoid accidental disclosure.

Virtual data rooms are a fantastic method of managing the M&A process, from due diligence through post-M&A integration and operations. VDRs permit authorized users to quickly review or share and comment on sensitive documents without risk of leakage. They also have the capability to create activity reports that show who has read and accessed specific pages of documents. These reports can stop criminals from leaking information because they can be traced back to individual users. They can also help M&A CISOs assess the level of attention from potential investors or buyers.

Many M&A transactions are dependent on intellectual property. Virtual data rooms are used by life science companies to manage everything from clinical trials to HIPAA compliance, from licensing IP to storing patient files. When it comes to M&A due diligence, it is typical for companies to have to submit and review large amounts of documents. This can be time-consuming and labor-intensive for both the business that is acquired and the acquirer. A VDR allows you to share all this information securely and efficiently.

M&A is a complicated business procedure that can create significant security risks, regardless of the industry. The M&A team needs to be aware of the risk posed by competitors, cybercriminals, and angry employees during the operational and integration phases of the M&A lifecycle. These risks include malware, unauthorised access to systems and networks as well as sabotage and other disruptions that can make M&A less valuable.

With the right M&A-focused cybersecurity solutions in place M&A can be a lucrative and rewarding business experience. M&A offers businesses a great chance to expand their global footprint and increase their value. To ensure that this value isn’t diminished, a cybersecurity-focused M&A strategy should be in place prior to when transactions are initiated. For more information about this, download our free guide Cybersecurity for M&A from the M&A Playbook. Todd Thiemann, director of marketing for products at ReliaQuest GreyMatter is a Security Operations Platform that makes cybersecurity possible via M&A. It gives visibility, cuts through the complexity of the various security stacks, and manages uncertainty and risk to help your business achieve its goals.


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