In “Cyber Due Diligence in a Post-Yahoo World” (Corporate Counsel
, 21 Oct. 2016), Milan Patel
comments on the importance of companies making it a point to evaluate the cybersecurity risks of potential merger or acquisition targets early on in the process, rather than leaving cyber due diligence to the tail end of negotiations.
According to Milan, late-game security assessments can put companies at a serious disadvantage. It’s important to conduct the due diligence early—and to establish relationships with expert outside consultants for the most effective assessments.
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