Considering a company’s cybersecurity posture should be part
of M&A due diligence, but often it isn’t. Doug Olenick explains
why that must change.

Most home buyers wouldn’t think of paying top dollar for a house, no matter how beautifully designed without considering whether it sits in a crime-ridden neighborhood. Yet, venture capitalists and corporate boards, with all their talk of reducing risk and conducting due-diligence, and spending far bigger bucks than the average homeowner, often fail to factor in cybersecurity when vetting a potential acquisition.

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