Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Information Security
Providing the information security assurances needed during the Merger & Acquisition due diligence process
Our mergers & acquisitions service
Information security should be a key part of any Merger & Acquisition due diligence process, providing those involved with the opportunity to identify and manage potential information security risks before proceeding.
Over the years, we have worked with numerous companies during the M&A process and fully understand the cost & reputational implications of acquiring software applications, or additional infrastructure, without thorough investigation.
So, whether you’re looking to demonstrate credibility to potential buyers, discover the resilience of a proposed technology acquisition or wish to assess the security posture of a potential merger opportunity, we’re here to provide you with the valuable information security services you need.
What we review
Our M&A service will be tailored to each engagement and will be based on your exact requirements. Whilst every engagement is different, examples of what we can review include:
One of the fundamental IT security challenges with acquiring an organisation is the shadow IT ‘visibility gap’ between assumed, or known infrastructure, and what exists. Our estate discovery service provides real-time visibility of connected devices across an entire estate, providing you with a full picture of the potential risks.
Infrastructure (External & Internal)
Our network infrastructure testing is designed to investigate external networks (publicly facing networks) and/or internal networks (the servers, devices and software that make up the internal networks), identifying security issues to ensure effective security measures are in place.
Applications (Web & Mobile)
Our application testing is aligned with industry standards such as OWASP and will look to identify, and classify, as many issues as possible within a target application. This will provide a full picture of the associated risks and our remediation advice, whether looking to acquire the software itself or the wider organisation.
A red team engagement is designed to simulate a likely real-world threat, demonstrating if it is possible for an attacker to gain access to an organisation and its most sensitive assets. This type of testing goes much deeper, looking at the broad organisation rather than a specific network infrastructure or application.
Not sure what type of testing you need?
Our team will be happy to discuss your individual requirements and provide a no obligation proposal based on your needs.
The security confidence we provide doesn’t come from a one size fits all solution.
Every M&A engagement goes through a rigorous process to ensure you get the best possible results. Below we outline the key stages our engagements go through:
Like the sound of our approach?
You can find out more about our test process and why it sets us apart.
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