When you choose to buy or merge with another business, you take on their risks. One of these is their vulnerability to a cyber attack, and the impact of this might have on your return on investment, deal confidence and your reputation.
In a recent cyber attack incident the impact was so devastating in terms of cost and impact that it was predicted the company would face "nearly a 50% drop of profit and 32% decline of its share price" (Forbes).
Other recent high profile cyber attacks have leaked the details of previously undisclosed acquisitions and potential deals, damaging negotiating positions. If you understand exposure to cyber attacks across your business portfolio, you are well positioned to understand the level of investment required to align cyber resilience and protect the value of your investment, operations and critical data.