Cybersecurity Practices for PE Sponsors and Their Portfolio Companies: Due Diligence and Post-Acquisition Efforts

The relative importance of a prospective portfolio company’s cybersecurity practices evolves over the course of the deal process, often with a marked increase in efforts and knowledge post-acquisition. This second article in a two-part series distilling insights offered by CISOs and chief risk officers during an SS&C Intralinks program offers suggestions for addressing cybersecurity during the deal process and post-acquisition, as well as tips on changing perspectives and insurance. Part one identified key cybersecurity measures and incident response efforts that can help firms secure fund data and stay ahead of emerging cyber threats. See “How Private Equity Firms Can Mitigate Portfolio Company Cybersecurity Risk” (Mar. 27, 2019).

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