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