Security Primed For The M&A Lifecycle

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Security Primed For The M&A Lifecycle

In the post-COVID-19 economy, cybersecurity plays a central role in unlocking mergers and acquisitions. 2020’s uncertainties slowed overall activities, while M&A risk aversions took a spike. In fact, 77% of experts preferred acquisition targets over a competitor based on the tested strength of its cybersecurity program.

M&A cyber audits are common practice today as we know hackers target distributed networks voluminously. Cybersecurity will critically impact the bottom line more than ever and buying a company with leaky AppSec will mean acquiring a liability.

What was a tangible benefit is now a keystone one. Single-point controls are the best way to shrink fragmented attack surfaces hidden inside your endpoints. While reports should demonstrate readiness clearly to key stakeholders, at every stage of the game.

Know Your Risks
From (ISC)², the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals - a survey of M&A respondents found that:
49% witnessed an M&A deal crumble due to an unreported breach during the audit process.
Over half had hits to public shares after a post-acquisition data breach occurred.
Over half said if audits revealed weak security practices the cybersecurity program was overall devalued.

Outdated AppSec Risks


From microbreaches during the audit process.

Single points of failure

From a lack of shared security reporting processes.

Reduced transformations

because non-duplicative sensitive data is more vulnerable.

Large breaches

As with the preventable PII breach that Equifax experienced.

With CloudDefense...

Turnkey, Enterprise-Wide Detection

“It’s not just about whether a company has suffered a breach, but how it was remediated, and the steps taken to improve processes.” (Source: (ISC)²). We raise large companies into the minority who can remedy issues within a day.

Thanks to properly gathered intelligence, while others manually configure their security policies, we’ll help you to innovate confidently.

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Join the Golden Few

Deep Scanning + Zero-Trust Reporting

Backdoor access sold on the dark web is a product of immense, fractured networks. We’ll tighten porous systems, to Deeply disrupt common intrusions. Auto- monitor via pen testing, remediations and multiple repos - while team reports shrink failure points and demonstrate the positive impact to key stakeholders.

Eased Compliance and Reports

Get the insights to drive data based decisions with one easy to digest report. Organizational gaps are priority flagged. Use Airtight Checklists, to demonstrate organizational compliance across regulatory bodies (FERPA, HIPAA, GDPR, 201 CMR 17, and CCPA) - and OSS code compliance.

Seals Third-Party Risks

Many attacks are outside-in: the public sector is vulnerable as it relies on third-party endpoints for software, billing, tech support, and reports. CloudDefense SAST constantly checks for security rule violations between source and target branches.

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Learn About SAST Protection

Merge the Security You Need to Thrive Today

We’re committed to helping you manage risk and sustain compliance. CloudDefense’s provisions include best practices, technical support and expert guidance.

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