Every Solution You Can Imagine – and More
What cybersecurity solution do you need? From Zero Trust to ADR, IAM, risk/privacy, data protection, AppSec and threat, securing digital transformation, to resiliency and remediation, we can build the right program to help solve your challenges.
A Single Partner for Everything You Need
Optiv works with more than 450 world-class security technology partners. By putting you at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can.
We Are Optiv
Greatness is every team working toward a common goal. Winning in spite of cyber threats and overcoming challenges in spite of them. It’s building for a future that only you can create or simply coming home in time for dinner.
However you define greatness, Optiv is in your corner. We manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential.
Manage Cyber Risks Throughout the MA&D Lifecycle
If digital transformation (DX) was making waves in business and technology before 2020, COVID-19 unleashed a global tsunami of corporate change. To stay competitive, companies were forced to adapt quickly, and where they landed after the pandemic’s economic shakeup spans the full spectrum of fortune – from gangbuster profits to dire straits. As companies find their respective footing in a post-pandemic world, deals are being made.
From technology to healthcare to retail – global merger, acquisition and divestiture (MA&D) transactions are on the rise between businesses facing foreseeable consolidation and those seeking deals to secure their futures. For the latter, having a process in place to secure and protect transactions from start to finish could mean the difference between prosperity and significant loss.
If target companies are vulnerable to security breaches, then acquiring organizations can get more than they bargained for. Understanding potential risks involved with the MA&D process is the first step in preventing major blows to finances and reputation.
Unpatched systems and IT assets
Unsecure endpoints and network traffic transiting
Legal and regulatory risks in the target company
Inadvertent loss of IP/exposure of critical assets
Inadequate data discovery and management
Estimated costs to remediate cyber vulnerabilities
Optiv understands that identifying and mitigating cyber risks can be daunting when navigating the unknown waters of a target company. That’s why our MA&D team helps organizations develop custom-fit cybersecurity programs to ferry them through the whole transaction process with confidence and consistency.
Cybersecurity Playbook for M&A
Cybersecurity in MA&D
Step 1: Readiness
Our pre-deal prep begins with defining the MA&D strategy. To start, we’ll identify and prioritize potential targets and then build you a customized cybersecurity playbook.
Step 2: Due Diligence
Next, we painstakingly screen and analyze the target organization’s financial, security and organizational health. Beyond eliminating any surprises that could come back to bite you down the road, conducting due diligence helps you make the best decisions possible before putting the proverbial pen to paper.
Step 3: Execution
With a complete pulse on the target organization, it’s time to negotiate the terms of the deal, sign it and then begin preparations for a seamless hand-off from day one.
Step 4: Transition
Post-deal, we’ll support a seamless business and IT changeover with integration or separation plans, as well as ongoing implementations to match them.
Providing Tailored Transactional Support From End to End
We understand that the cybersecurity challenges around MA&D decisions are wildly different for each organization, and that’s why we approach every deal on the table with singular solutions.
When enlisted by a Fortune 500 technology leader to assist with divestiture, for instance, we put our expertise into action with bespoke cybersecurity support. From the pre-deal period to the successful divestment, we deployed our divestiture playbook to ensure a secure and smooth migration of the target company from the parent organization.
We combine public and private industry expertise with more than 10 years of average experience per team member, so managing cybersecurity is our forte. When it comes to the MA&D lifecycle, our teams have developed tried and true accelerators to perfect the process.
When we pull out the cybersecurity MA&D playbook, you’ll get a tailored framework of security capability requirements across the spectrum of cyber realms to move the ball forward during each quarter of the MA&D lifecycle
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