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Event Date Tue Jun 15 EDT (4 months ago)
Location Online
Region All

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) can be a great value generator for companies. However, M&A is a challenging transformation that requires careful consideration across all stages of execution – prior, during and post sign-off on the deal. While most companies consider cybersecurity during the due-diligence phase, in the pursuit of deal completion, cybersecurity ends up taking a back seat. This can be quite an expensive mistake and one that can significantly impact the deal valuations. With the deals market gaining momentum post the pandemic slowdown, it is advisable to have a cybersecurity blueprint in place to compliment M&A as a strategy for growth.

During this webcast, we’ll discuss;
• The impact of poor cybersecurity on deals and security hotspots.
• The potential risks and capabilities to mitigate them.
• Grant Thornton’s Cybersecurity M&A framework.
• Prioritized strategic and tactical actions for securing organizations in an M&A.

Learning objectives;
• Describe the impact of poor cybersecurity across the deal lifecycle.
• Recognize potential cybersecurity risks that accompany deals.
• Identify the security hotspots.
• Illustrate the Cybersecurity M&A framework.
• Describe tactical and strategic actions to protect deal value.

Audience: CIOs, CISOs, CPOs, CEOs, CFOs, General Counsel, IT professionals, Information Security professionals, data privacy professionals, data governance professionals. Those interested in implementing an insider threat program into their organizations.


2021 Speaker

Derek Han
Principal, Cybersecurity and privacy leader, Grant Thornton LLP

Sonny Origitano
Managing Director, Advisory, Grant Thornton LLP

Rohan Singla
Senior Manager, Advisory, Grant Thornton LLP

Tim Ziemann
Senior Manager, Advisory, Grant Thornton LLP