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M&A and Cyber Risk: Where Opportunity and Risk Converge

M&A AND CYBER RISK: WHERE OPPORTUNITY AND RISK CONVERGE

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Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateOctober 1, 2021
CPE:Not available
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Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The average data breach takes 277 days to detect, and remediation costs to fix the data breach can average $8.1 million. Companies are attacked every day by cybercriminals intent on wire fraud and stealing customers' personal information. This threat has emerged simultaneously as the present environment provides opportunities for growth through M&A activity. The acquisition of a company with an undetected breach can result in liabilities that far exceed the purchase price. If your company plans to participate in the opportunity that consolidation presents, how do you realize the return on your investment when cyber risk can cause severe financial, reputational, and legal consequences? 

Join Justin Daniels, a cybersecurity SME, and M&A attorney, for an interactive exercise that peels back the cyber risk inherent in the execution of M&A strategy.

Learning Objectives:


  • Determine the security concepts that the C-suite needs to understand and what questions they must ask to assess cyber risk on an M&A deal

  • Identify how financial, reputational, and legal risks show up when conducting due diligence on the target company

  • Determine best practices to ensure the target is integrated with your existing company from a cultural, systems, process, and procedure perspective

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Justin provides his corporate clients a pragmatic approach to addressing cyber as a business enterprise risk at every stage in the business lifecycle. He specifically advises the C-Suite executives and boards on identifying and managing cybersecurity risk concerning mergers and acquisitions, investment capital transactions, vendor and customer contracts, and cyber insurance. He leads breach incident response teams on ransomware and wire fraud cases in industries ranging from medical IT and logistics to manufacturing.

Justin also provides strategic advice to clients regarding blockchain technology. He represents one of the largest cryptocurrency mining facilities in the country. He has helped clients create and iterate business models that address regulations, including federal and state money transmitter laws. He has extensive experience handling the power contracts and related critical infrastructure necessary to engage in cryptocurrency mining profitably.

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Bakerdonelson
For 130 years, Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. While providing legal services is our focus, it is how we deliver them that sets us apart. Our goal is to provide clients with more than what they have come to expect from a law firm.

Baker Donelson commits to a deep understanding of a client's business, to enable us to anticipate clients' needs and assist in their decision-making processes. Because we offer consistent, knowledgeable guidance based on their specific goals and objectives, clients view us as a valued business partner. This allows them to focus on the growth and success of their businesses, confident their legal issues will be handled by an attentive, responsive team.