Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Andrew Beckett Featured in Business Reporter on Cyber Security Due Diligence for M&A

Advancements in technology have led M&A practitioners to contemplate the evolution of their industry. In this new paradigm, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics are poised to alter and redistribute the burden of work across the value chain. Established legaltech applications have proven to help teams manage matters, offer visibility and control and sort through tons of data to find pertinent information, and streamline the creation, negotiation and monitoring of contracts. 

Faced with the imminent growth and adoption of legaltech, companies should have a cyber security policy that addresses prevention rather than cure. Andrew Beckett, Managing Director and EMEA Leader in the Cyber Risk Practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, was quoted in Business Reporter, emphasizing the importance of cyber security due diligence while highlighting the British Airways data breach. Andrew further stated that outside North America and UK firms are yet to adopt the practice as a standard. 

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