Use Case: Mergers and Acquisitions

Use Case: Evaluating

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cybersecurity assessments are essential in the process of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

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In the M&A process, cybersecurity assessments help to:

  • Identify and assess cybersecurity risks. By identifying and assessing the cybersecurity risks of both the acquiring and target companies, organizations can make informed decisions about whether to proceed with the M&A and, if so, how to mitigate the risks.
  • Protect sensitive data. Cybersecurity assessments can help to protect sensitive data from being exposed in the event of an M&A. This is important because cyberattacks can be costly and can damage an organization's reputation.
  • Ensure compliance. Cybersecurity assessments can help to ensure that both the acquiring and target companies are compliant with all applicable cybersecurity regulations. This is important because non-compliance can lead to fines and other penalties.
  • Improve the security posture of the combined company. By identifying and addressing cybersecurity risks, organizations can improve the security posture of the combined company. This can help to reduce the risk of cyberattacks and protect the company's valuable assets.

In addition, cybersecurity assessments can also help to:

  • Identify potential synergies. Cybersecurity assessments can help to identify potential synergies between the acquiring and target companies. This can help to reduce the costs of the M&A and make the integration of the two companies more seamless.
  • Negotiate the terms of the M&A. Cybersecurity assessments can help to inform the negotiation of the terms of the M&A. For example, the acquiring company may require the target company to implement certain cybersecurity controls before the deal is closed.
  • Develop a post-merger integration (PMI) plan. Cybersecurity assessments can help to develop a PMI plan that includes cybersecurity considerations. This can help to ensure that cybersecurity is integrated into the overall PMI process.

Gain a complete understanding of the potential acquisition’s integration risk

Epiphany analyzes a potential acquisition prior to deal-closing to give you visibility into its security posture, pre-merger. Understand the acquisition’s attack surface, exploitability, and potential impact before integration occurs. An understanding of the outstanding material business risks can be factored into pre, post and acquisition costs.

Check Summary Report

Check Summary Report

Exploit Indicies

Exploit Indicies

Understand the potential acquisition’s exploitability

Epiphany’s exploit indices identify the aggregate potential for risks that would cause significant or material harm and the components that are driving that risk, giving you the opportunity to address issues before they are integrated into your environment.

EIP Vulnerabilities

EIP Vulnerabilities

Know where to address risk pre-integration

Identify specific vulnerabilities to clean up in the acquisition’s attack surface to prevent them from gaining footholds in your network post-merger.

Epiphany’s vulnerabilities report provides specific actionable information.

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