M&A Cyber Risk Assessment
Identify and minimize cybersecurity risks before a merger or acquisition
CROWDSTRIKE GETS THE RIGHT ANSWERS TO THE RIGHT QUESTIONS—BEFORE THE TRANSACTION
Assessing an M&A partner’s cybersecurity posture: the essential step to uncover potential cybersecurity risks
Every merger or acquisition scenario poses significant risks. You would never purchase a house without an inspection: why invest millions or billions of dollars in a business without thoroughly assessing its cybersecurity posture? Vetting the cybersecurity readiness of the companies involved — including third-party organizations involved in the transaction, such as law firms and financial services — should be a standard element of M&A or investment activity prior to integrating networks or IT infrastructure.
Leveraging CrowdStrike Falcon to gain near-immediate visibility into endpoint activity in both the client and third-party environments, CrowdStrike’s M&A assessment methodology uncovers the cyber risks that are commonly associated with a merger or an acquisition where an acquiring company may:
- Inherit massive liabilities if the prospective partner’s environment has been breached and customer data has been pilfered.
- Incur the risk of adversaries gaining access to your business-critical systems by merging your network and IT systems with a partner organization that has cyber vulnerabilities.
- Face significant unforeseen investments to bring the partner organization’s security controls up to an acceptable level.
- Already have vulnerabilities that can be exploited during the transition to gain access to sensitive data.
Our goal: provide you the right answers to the right questions prior to the transaction.