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Guide to cybersecurity due diligence in M&A transactions

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The challenge / by Roland L. Trope and Thomas J. Smedinghoff -- The importance of cybersecurity due diligence for an M&A deal / by Roland L. Trope -- Cybersecurity risks to an M&A deal's objectives / by Roland L. Trope -- Basic cybersecurity concepts / by Thomas J. Smedinghoff -- Identification of target's high-value digital assets / by Jonathan P. Adams and Matthew Staples -- Evaluation of internal cybersecurity program / by Stuart Levi -- Assessment of external dependency cybersecurity program / by Candace Jones -- Identifying breaches and assessing incident response capabilities / by David Flint and Robert Bond -- Evaluation of cybersecurity regulatory compliance / by Thomas J. Smedinghoff -- Special issues in cybersecurity due diligence : resilience and reviews by CFIUS / by Roland L. Trope -- Addressing risks identified in due diligence / by Jonathan P. Adams and Matthew Staples -- Representations and warranties in M&A agreements / by William R. Denny -- Concluding observations : emerging challenges to cybersecurity due diligence / by Roland L. Trope -- Appendix: List of common U.S. data security laws and regulations