1st Edition

Cyber Security in Mergers & Acquisitions
The Industry Handbook

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after June 25, 2021
ISBN 9780367676780
June 25, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
252 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations

USD $75.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Today’s reliance on a mobile, connected world has given rise to the cyber age. In parallel, the rapid evolution of cyber crime has driven the importance of cyber security in society. However, cyber due diligence has been severely lacking in the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) process. An unforeseen data breach during a merger or acquisition could result in hundreds of millions of pounds being wiped from the deal, e.g., the £280 million reduction in the purchase price between Yahoo and Verizon Communications in 2016.

Cyber Security in Mergers & Acquisitions: The Industry Handbook answers the question "How do I assess the maturity of an organisation’s cyber security during the pre-deal phase, using security best practice?" This industry handbook is directed at professionals involved in M&A deals as well as university students interested in M&A, private equity and cyber security. It adheres to cyber security best practice and analyses key elements in the due diligence process, such as governance, risk management, supply chain assurance, regulatory compliance, cyber insurance, cyber threat intelligence, incident management, disaster recovery and much more.

Rajinder Tumber is an award-winning and world record–breaking cyber security specialist with over a decade’s experience in the industry. In this groundbreaking book, he provides a cyber solution for today’s era of M&A deals: the CyberDD6® framework.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Cyber Arena

3. M&A and Cyber Due Diligence 

4. The CyberDD6 Framework

5. Cyber Security Assessment – Identify

6. Cyber Security Assessment – Protect

7. Cyber Security Assessment – Detect

8. Cyber Security Assessment – Respond

9. Cyber Security Assessment – Recover          

View More



Rajinder Tumber is an award-winning cyber security specialist. In the House of Lords, he received the British Community Honours Award for his contribution to the cyber security industry. In 2017 he was awarded Security Consultant of the Year. Tumber has over a decade of experience in cyber security. His work has revolved around governance, risk, compliance, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He has worked on projects for such organizations as the Cabinet Office, Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Heathrow Airport, TalkTalk, EON, Eversheds, the Prudential Group, Brinks and British Telecom. His work in thought leadership has been published in Forbes, The Times, Huffington Post, SC Magazine, ISSA Journal, Rotary Club Magazine, and more.