Cybersecurity risks in mergers and acquisitions transactions

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a serious business risk that needs to be managed. While rapid technological developments have provided vast areas of new opportunity and potential efficiencies for organisations of all sizes, these new technologies have also brought unprecedented threats. Businesses are increasingly facing very public cyber-risks and having to tackle compliance issues on a multi-jurisdictional basis. It is a reality now that any business connected to the internet is exposed, and cybersecurity law and regulation will only become more important as more 'Internet of Things' connected devices come online.

Cybersecurity risks in mergers and acquisitions transactions

Acquiring a company could mean taking on its digital operations and its past present and future data security issues. This means in many cases that an effective cybersecurity...

18 September 2018
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Cybersecurity - Global trends, threats and safeguards

Cyber-crime knows no borders. Increasingly businesses are facing cyber-threats and are having to tackle compliance issues on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

13 October 2016
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The NIS Directive and Brexit: the next steps for businesses

Partners James Walsh and Ian Hargreaves discuss the world’s first inter-governmental initiative on cybersecurity.

02 August 2016
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Red Tape | Data breach notifications

Recent cybersecurity regulatory developments in the EU, Hong Kong & Australia relating to mandatory data breach notification laws.

14 June 2016
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Launch of “Cyber and the City: Making the UK financial and professional services sector more resilient to cyber attacks”

The report emphasises the need for companies to share details of cyber incidents and best practices across the financial sector.

Brexit in Brief: Data Protection

[Video] James Walsh talks about data protection as a key issue for many voters, who value their privacy in an increasingly digital world.

14 March 2016
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Red Tape | Cybersecurity – new technologies; new risks

Recent cases of hacking have put cyber-security concerns into the headlines and the minds of directors, their customers and, importantly, regulators.

14 January 2016
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The rise of cyber crime

Cyber crime continues to rise. Are you doing enough to protect your organisation from a damaging cyber attack?

10 September 2015
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Hackers cause recall of 1.4 million cars

On Friday 24 July 2015, Fiat Chrysler issued the recall of 1.4 million vehicles after cybersecurity researchers demonstrated they could hack into a Jeep Cherokee.

29 July 2015
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Cybersecurity draft law tightens rules on China’s network security – What does it mean for you?

The Draft signals that Beijing is preparing to tighten its rules on domestic networks and data security, in line with its focus on reinforcing national security.

29 July 2015
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