By nature, mergers and acquisitions typically take place in a relatively secretive manner. Because of this, very few people are given information about the acquisition ahead of time. Still, organizations always take the time and effort to do their financial due diligence before any merger exists. Information security due diligence is often an afterthought but needs to be taken just as seriously given the potential business impact of security risks.
Here are some of the information security things to tackle throughout the M&A process.