Pre-acquisition IT Risk Assessment

Designed for private equity firms, boards, and organizations involved in M&A transactions

An Important Addition to Your Customary Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence Program

Modern mergers and acquisitions can create strategic business advantages and fuel organizations growth. Combining companies can be a risky proposition for both entities on many levels. The target company’s information security posture can have a major impact on the acquiring company’s present value, and on the potential unknown liabilities the acquirer may be assuming.

Information security due diligence for M&A provide the following:

  • Information that may point to undisclosed cyber security problems
  • Insight into the extent of remediation needed and estimated associated costs
  • Information on the risk(s) related to discovered issues on which to base executive decisions
  • Awareness of indications there are compliance gaps
  • Understanding of implemented security frameworks and architecture
  • Insight into IT department approaches and style
  • Awareness of breaches, and if and how they were addressed

Blair Carlisle conducts a comprehensive evaluation of information security and compliance risk of the target investment and have options to match the timing, budget, and scope, as appropriate. In as little as 30 days, we deliver an in-depth, merger and acquisition committee-ready report and identify specific actions that can be taken to resolve critical risk and liabilities.

Talk to Blair Carlisle about a customized cyber risk assessment and information security framework for your organization.