Latest Expert Exchange Queries
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
 
 
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Service Tax | Sales Tax | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Indirect Tax | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing
 
 
 
 
Popular Search: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT :: due date for vat payment :: list of goods taxed at 4% :: TDS :: cpt :: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: empanelment :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4% :: VAT Audit :: form 3cd :: VAT RATES :: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: articles on VAT and GST in India
 
 
« Mergers and Acquisitions »
 Preparing for International Mergers and Acquisitions
 Merger control regime: CCI sharing concerns at early stages would reduce trust deficit
  Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
 Oil companies’ mergers: Indian Oil Corporation chairman B Ashok says ‘Worthwhile to look at the possibilities
 It's complicated: Regulatory hurdles that Vodafone-Idea merger could face
 China FX head Pan Gongsheng says overseas mergers and acquisitions like ‘a rose with thorns’
 Technology drove Michigan's mergers and acquisitions in 2016
  Pharmaceutical Mergers And Acquisitions – M&A In The Biopharmaceutical Industry And The Impact On Innovation
 Road ahead for Indian M&A seems brightly lit: PwC report
 Fed eases bank merger rules by lifting size threshold for review
 Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions Put Orgs at Greater Risk of Attack
April, 08th 2016

A company’s security infrastructure is more vulnerable during the Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) process, according to new research from Digital Shadows.

In its report ‘Cyber Threats Targeting Mergers and Acquisitions’, the firm investigate the cyber risks or possible degradation to a company’s security that can occur as a result of M&As. The research outlines the various stages that make up the M&A procedure, and more interestingly, how security threats develop and change as these steps progress.

Whilst it is quick to point out that M&As can be exciting, often bringing about the expansion and improvement of businesses, Digital Shadows highlights the fact that as periods of significant change, adjustment and stress, failure to secure sensitive information constitutes an added threat to the organization and an opportunity for threat actors.

According to Rick Holland, vice-president of strategy at Digital Shadows, cyber-criminals appear to view the M&A period as an ideal time to attack a company, doubling down their efforts to capitalize on this window of opportunity.

“There is demonstrable evidence to suggest that companies going through the M&A process have been targeted by malicious actors,” he told Infosecurity.

“Failure to secure sensitive information during an M&A process opens the door to threat actors looking to profit by exploiting financial markets and proprietary intellectual property and it’s imperative that organizations are aware of this threat.”

Holland suggests that internal threats play a significant role in the increased risks companies face during M&As, citing factors such as employees’ attitudes to possible redundancies or undesirable change as potential breading grounds for data leaks.

“Certainly, employees are a demonstrable risk when disenfranchised. Additionally, as M&A reaches its final stages and due diligence is in full flow, the amount of data that is shared increases dramatically and so does the risk of a data breach. As such, organizations may well experience an increase in spear-phishing attempts as attackers strive to take advantage of a surge in valuable data that exchanges hands during this process.”

 
 
Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2017 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Organic SEO Outsourcing Organic Search Engine Optimization Outsourcing Organic Website SEO Organic SEO India Website SEO India Organic Search Engine Optimization India Organic Internet SEO India Organic Web

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions