From Equifax to Facebook, cybersecurity incidents are constantly in the news. This pervasive problem is not reserved, however, for household names. It also hits middle-market companies and their customers hard, often without generating big headlines.
This is why assessing cybersecurity risks has become a crucial aspect of the due diligence process for private equity investors making acquisitions. With merger-and-acquisition activity hot, it’s vital that PE investors identify vulnerabilities and threats that may ultimately prove costly to their reputations and bottom lines.