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1st Edition

Cyber Security in Mergers & Acquisitions

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ISBN 9780367676780
March 26, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
256 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Today’s reliance upon a mobile, connected world, has given rise to the cyber age. In parallel, the rapid evolution of cybercrime 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 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 to 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.

Tumber is an award-winning and world record-breaking cyber security specialist, with over a decade's worth of experience in the industry. In this ground-breaking book, he provides the 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          

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Rajinder Tumber is an award-winning cyber security specialist. He gained the British Community Honours Award for his contribution to the cyber security industry, and in 2017 was awarded “Security Consultant of the Year”. Rajinder has over a decade of experience in cyber security. His work has revolved around governance, risk, compliance, and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). He has worked on projects for entities such as: Cabinet Office, Home Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Heathrow Airport, TalkTalk, E.ON, Eversheds, 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.