Cybersecurity is now one of the most pressing concerns among the spectrum of risks arising in the M&A process. Intellectual property, operational efficiency, and financial controls are all at stake when companies embark upon a transaction without properly managing this risk. Recent large-scale attacks and the notoriety they have gained may be increasing awareness of these issues, but understanding how best to address them requires expertise that may be lacking among dealmakers.
FW moderates a discussion on cyber-security risks in M&A between Adam Pang at Merrill DataSite, David Stanton at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Timothy J. Nagle at Reed Smith LLP.
TalkingPoint: Managing cyber-security risks in M&A