M&A and the Hidden Data Breach

This short video interview highlights important considerations in preventing M&A integration from bringing an existing attacker into your network.

One overlooked area for the IT integration of merged or acquired (M&A) companies is the blind spot that exists in not knowing whether one firm may be connecting to another where a network intruder may have been long hidden. “You don’t know what you don’t know,” explains a senior security executive from a health care company that has been an active acquirer. “The thing that keeps security people up at night is what they don’t know. When you go into a new environment and are about to bring that company on to your network, there’s another thing that you don’t know.”