We now live in a generation where data breaches and hacking is becoming more frequent. Regulations and laws need to be abided by to protect personal information, GDPR and PCI DSS, penetration testing is a mandatory security requirement.
Mergers and Acquisition processes often have the value of the business as a top priority. However, Cyber Security should be one of the priorities moving forward. Regarding privacy laws and data breach disclosure laws, cyber risk exposure has the potential to affect the valuation massively.
Technical Due Diligence is a recommended element during the process of company investments. It's all exciting investing in new businesses that can open up further opportunities. However before all the opportunities arise there's a lot of behind the scenes work to do, to make sure you are investing your time and money into the right business.