M&A Cyber due Diligence

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M&A Cyber due Diligence

Hackers disrupting critical business processes, stealing intellectual property or accessing sensitive customer data. For companies, cyber ​​threats have developed into a tangible value driver.

Particularly in mergers, acquisitions and divestments, insight into business risks is crucial. Are the company’s systems compromised or have they been in the past? If so, what damage has been done? How vulnerable is the company to compromises? What are the capital requirements to mitigate vulnerabilities? The answers to these questions can be valuable input for investment decisions.

Our solution

Fox-IT offers a range of transaction-related cyber due diligence services, to both buy-side and sell-side. From red flag assessments based on open-source intelligence, to detailed research into the root causes and sources of identified risks and vulnerabilities. Where required we offer a plan of action with recommended measures to mitigate the most serious business risks from both external threats and internal vulnerabilities. Our due diligence services can be tailored in scope and depth to accommodate the specifics of the target and the dynamics of the deal.

Cyber security assessment

If you are a shareholder planning for divestment, we help you prepare the company from a cyber security perspective. A comprehensive cyber security assessment, from both a technical and business impact point of view, helps you develop a cyber security strategy and roadmap. The assessment provides insight into the maturity of your cyber security approach and how it relates to the threat landscape of the organization. We help you turn our knowledge into a cyber security strategy and guide you in improving the security policy of your organization. Cyber threats and vulnerabilities will be linked to your business risks, in order to develop the right security measures for your organization.

Temporary surveillance

Fox-IT’s Emergency Security Monitoring service provides you with temporary top-level surveillance. Emergency Security Monitoring can be used to set up security monitoring for your network within a few days, for a set period of time. This will provide your network with 24/7 real-time monitoring by our security analysts. Emergency Security Monitoring raises your security level to the highest level during the most critical phases of your sales process.

Key benefits

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    Answers & Assurance

    Identify traces of (past) compromises and understand the extent and the severity of each compromise

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    Security Program Evaluation

    Improve your security posture and capabilities by evaluating your security program

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    Strategy & Roadmap

    Set strategy to improve effectiveness across security domains, and define implementation roadmap

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    Reduce Business Risk

    Draws on our collective expertise to deliver tailored and actionable recommendations to reduce business risks

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    Observations & Gap Analysis

    Strengthen your security in line with the organization's threats and business goals

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    Executive Briefing

    Brief on threat landscape and key findings and recommendations on business risk mitigation

Why Fox-IT?

Fox-IT understands that security is an ongoing process that should cover detection, prevention, response and intelligence. Our security specialists have a thorough understanding of these elements, gained from extensive operational experience in providing a wide variety of security services. We have a long history of incorporating threat intelligence in our way of working. This is the key characteristic throughout the services we deliver.

We track the most serious threat actors and gathering and analyze threat intelligence on a 24/7 basis. Fox-IT applies its knowledge of the latest cyber threats directly in its services and uses it to design, build and validate innovative solutions that protect against both regular and advanced persistent threats. The resulting solutions are then utilized in our ongoing operations, professional services and made available to our clients. This approach has led to the development of one of the most advanced Security Operation Centers in the world.