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Inherited risk: The downside of mergers and acquisitions

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 17, 2015.

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    Enterprises going through mergers and acquisitions reap the benefits of new products and other assets, but they also acquire all of the threat vectors that have been targeting the other organization. In addition, new internal threats can arise as employees often fear job security when they learn of M&A deals.

    2015 has been a year of abundant changes for many enterprises from private equity firms to telco companies.

    Trustwave, which announced the completion of its acquisition by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) in late August, had itself acquired many companies in the past.

    Steve Kelley, senior vice president of product and corporate marketing at Trustwave, said, “From an M&A perspective, I’ve never seen the industry as hot as it is today. One of the key reasons is that security has gone from being an IT risk to really a business risk, and that is what is driving a lot of the M&A activity.”

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