It is more important than ever, whether you are an investor or potential buyer, to know that the company that you are interested in is operating in accordance with best practices and has laid proper foundations for solid growth. In this post, we have outlined the 4 main areas- Intellectual Property, Third-Party Software, Technology Performance and Cyber Security- and the key questions within each to ask when conducting technology due diligence.
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The continual rise in investment and acquisition of high tech companies has put a spotlight on the risks inherent in these deals and the need to expand due diligence processes to include comprehensive, automated software audits.
This article will take a look at the 3 biggest risks potential investors and acquirers need to be aware of heading into these deals and what they can do to mitigate them.
Despite more global recognition of the magnitude of cyber risks, such as the increase in frequency and cost of ransomware incidents and the consequences of more robust regulation and litigation risks, many organizations have not taken the necessary steps to create and/or adapt their cybersecurity policies in the face of these new threats. Companies must prepare for the new challenges brought about by the evolving targets, techniques and impacts of cyber criminals. Chiefly, renewed focus on operational structures, cyber hygiene and best practices may have more impact than investing in new technologies.