World Economic Forum
In his guest column for the World Economic Forum, Sam Rajachudamani discusses the cyber vulnerability companies face during M&A transactions and describes four steps business leaders can take to manage risk at each stage of the M&A process. Rajachudamani explains that involving the right types of experts and holistically evaluating the target company’s cybersecurity capabilities are critical elements for business leaders to be aware of from the beginning of the transaction and throughout the process. BCG’s Walter Bohmayr is quoted discussing the importance of developing an agile postmerger integration plan that securely integrates the people, processes, and technology of the two organizations. Lastly, Rajachudamani explains that continuing to develop cybersecurity capabilities is the only way to foster a security-focused culture.