May 02 2023

RSAC 2023: Overcoming the Security Challenges That Arise During Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions require the integration of disparate IT systems, which can often be a complicated and lengthy process. During those periods of transition, organizations can find themselves exposed to new vulnerabilities. It's crucial to ensure that cybersecurity remains a part of the conversation throughout the integration process.

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    • Walt Powell, Lead Field CISO, CDW
    • Kevin Simzer, COO, Trend Micro
    • Mike Horn, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security, Splunk

Video Highlights

  • Cybersecurity should be a central concern for organizations before, during and after a merger or acquisition.
  • Prioritizing cybersecurity should start at the top, but many organizations don't allow CISOs a seat at the table during early M&A discussions.
  • An acquisition can be a great opportunity for the acquiring company to reassess its own cybersecurity strategy and to learn from the company it is acquiring.