In “Growing Data Threats Keep Deal Lawyers on Their Toes” (American Lawyer, 28 Sept. 2016), Milan Patel discusses how important it is for M&A professionals to perform cyber due diligence by assessing the cybersecurity systems in place for both companies involved in a deal as well as any potential cyber threats.
According to Milan, “The aim is to scout out every internet point of entry into a company’s data in order to make sure that hackers are kept out. The team needs someone who understands those ones and zeros . . . that’s a trusted adviser, whether it’s inside or outside.”
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