MERGER & ACQUISITION

IDENTIFY SECURITY CONCERNS IN POTENTIAL ACQUISITION TARGETS

Examining the cyber security posture and associated risk of a merger, acquisition or investment target is a critical component of any due diligence process.  XM Cyber can quickly provide network-wide reconnaissance and attack path verification to establish overall risk and remediation requirements prior, during or after a contractual relationship. 

KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE THE ACQUISITION

Where are the target company’s critical assets and are there any associated attack paths to reach them?

How extensive are the current security attack paths?

What security remediation is recommended and how do you prioritize activities based on the location of critical assets?

What changes are happening during the acquisition process that might impact the deal?

Are there external sources such as third-party vendors that can impact security?

XM CYBER FOR MERGER & ACQUISITIONS

  • Explore and map all assets and connections within the target company network
  • Establish critical assets requiring the highest level of security
  • Discover all attack paths associated with critical assets
  • Develop priority remediation plans to secure critical assets
  • Continuously test for potential attack scenarios throughout and after the acquisition process
  • Visually see attack paths and an overall security posture score that can be shared with management daily

BENEFITS AND VALUE OF XM CYBER SECURITY POSTURE MANAGEMENT

  • Assess and understand risks before acquiring liabilities of the target company
  • Go beyond compliance to evaluate the overall security posture and risk associated with security investments in place
  • Maintain due diligence throughout the acquisition process with continuous testing and monitoring of the live, production environment
  • Assure executives, investors and board members that your critical assets are secure
  • Evaluate risks associated with cloud migrations and cloud usage
  • Continuously see a risk score associated with the production environment
  • Prioritize remediation

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