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How to cyber-proof your M&A deal

Vijay Rathour Vijay Rathour

Cyber due diligence has become a critical part of protecting your business during M&A activity. We offer seven tips to help mitigate the digital risks of acquiring a new company.

A data breach takes on average around 206 days to be detected by a business, according to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach 2019 report1. That’s more than six months after the ink has dried on a new deal.

It’s a sad fact that the vast majority – perhaps three-quarters of businesses in our experience – will fail to establish adequate security standards and governance to prevent concerted cyber attacks, or even the acts of malicious or negligent employees, and this could be very costly indeed.

Cyber-crime is a serious threat to every UK business. Get in touch to find out how we can help you manage and mitigate your particular cyber security risks.

References

1 How much would a data breach cost your business?, IBM, 2019

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