Cybersecurity Practices for PE Sponsors and Their Portfolio Companies: Incident Prevention and Response

Private equity sponsors have become savvy over the years about the importance of robust cybersecurity practices at both their own firms and their funds’ portfolio companies, but they are still learning ways to meaningfully bolster those efforts. This first article in a two-part series, distilling insights offered by CISOs and chief risk officers during an SS&C Intralinks program, identifies key cybersecurity measures and incident response efforts that can help firms secure fund data and stay ahead of emerging cyber threats. Part two will offer suggestions for addressing cybersecurity during the deal process and post-acquisition, as well as tips on changing perspectives and insurance. See “Ten Cybersecurity Resolutions for Financial Services Firms in 2023” (Jan. 11, 2023).

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