M&A and Cyber Risk: The Interesection of Opportunity and Risk

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The average data breach takes 196 days to detect and remediation costs average more than seven million dollars. Marriott, Neiman Marcus and Yahoo! are just three examples of instances where purchasers failed to identify cyber risk in the M&A due diligence process.

Technology is transforming many industries resulting in M&A growth opportunities. At the same time these M&A opportunities are happening, digitization has made privacy and cyber security concerns paramount. If your company is going to participate in the opportunity that M&A growth strategy presents, how do you realize the return on your investment when cyber risk can cause severe financial, reputational and legal consequences? Companies are besieged every day by cyber criminals intent on wire fraud and stealing personal information of their customers. This threat has emerged at the same time the present environment provides opportunities for growth through M&A activity. Your acquisition of a company with an undetected breach can result in liabilities that far exceed the purchase price. If your company is going to participate in the opportunity that consolidation presents, how do you realize the return on your investment when cyber risk can cause severe financial, reputational and legal consequences. Join Justin Daniels, a cyber security SME and M&A attorney for an interactive exercise that peels back the cyber risk inherent in the execution of M&A strategy.

Cyber attacks on companies can do more than violate laws and regulations. A business that is being acquired or generally exploring a sale typically wants a maximum return, and the acquirer wants to make sure its target is valued appropriately and is a sustainable asset. Insufficient investment in cyber security and digital infections can hamper or even kill those goals by reducing the value of the target’s assets, damaging its brand and derailing its growth prospects.

Highlights of the webinar : 

  • Benefits of conducting cyber security due diligence before merging with or acquiring an organization
  • Why cyber security is an important risk factor in M&A deals. 
  • Understand the threat landscape and identify common threats
  • Assessing risk accurately before taking on liability in mergers and acquisitions

This webinar will help the professionals to understand M&A cyber risk and opportunity in their practice. 

Webinar Qualifies for

  • 1 CPE credit of Information Technology for all CPAs
  • 1 CE credit of Data Security for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ )
  • 1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals/Bookkeepers/Accountants

Learning objectives

  • To recognize the security concepts does the c-suite need to understand and what business questions must they ask to assess cyber risk on an M&A deal.
  • To identify the financial, reputational, and legal risk show up during the course of conducting due diligence on the target company.
  • To recall good practices to ensure the target is integrated with your existing company from a cultural, systems and process and procedure perspective.

About Presenter

Justin Daniels

Cybersecurity SME and Attorney, Baker Donelson

jdaniels@bakerdonelson.com

Justin Daniels provides corporate advice to growth-oriented and middle market domestic and international businesses. He is also a cybersecurity thought leader who believes cybersecurity is a strategic business enterprise risk.

His corporate practice consists of representing businesses and business owners in all aspects of their growth cycle, from structuring new ventures, raising capital and advising on acquisitions and divestitures to reviewing and negotiating key vendor, franchise, employment and customer contracts. He has closed M&A transactions valued collectively more than $1 billion.

He specifically advises on cyber business and legal issues that impact every aspect of a company from mergers and acquisitions, investment capital transactions and related due diligence matters, vendor and customer contracts and cyber insurance. He runs tabletop exercises to help companies practice and identity opportunities to improve their cyber incident response plan. He also has a strong background in blockchain technology as he represents one of the largest cryptocurrency mining facilities in the country. He has particular experience in helping clients navigate how the blockchain might apply to a specific use case and the potential business and legal issues arising from it.

For 130 years, Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. While providing legal services is our focus, it is how we deliver them that sets us apart. Our goal is to provide clients with more than what they have come to expect from a law firm.

Baker Donelson commits to a deep understanding of a client's business, to enable us to anticipate clients' needs and assist in their decision-making processes. Because we offer consistent, knowledgeable guidance based on their specific goals and objectives, clients view us as a valued business partner. This allows them to focus on the growth and success of their businesses, confident their legal issues will be handled by an attentive, responsive team.

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  • CPE Credits 1
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  • IRS Course ID GEHNZ-T-00237-20-O
  • Subject Area Information Technology
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
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