The integration process itself can introduce vulnerabilities as systems are connected and data is migrated, potentially exposing sensitive information, such as customer data, proprietary technology, and internal processes to cyber threats.
Navigating the M&A integration process involves addressing challenges, such as:
Undetected breaches in acquired companies become sudden liabilities for the merged entity.
Merging disparate data systems creates confusion, increasing access risks and potential leaks.
Navigating a web of new regulations across various industries and territories raises compliance burdens.
Disgruntled employees in both companies pose increased risks during integration and restructuring.
DSPM requires no connectors, agents, or credentials, making it ideal for M&A integrations. Setup is easy and data stays securely within the target environment. Gain swift insights into acquired companies data security posture, typically within hours to a few days.
Once the assessment is complete, a data risk sensitivity score is generated and can be easily compared with other portfolio members to determine the level of risk an acquisition target brings to the organization.
Evaluating compliance is crucial for risk assessment. Sentra's DSPM offers dozens of frameworks for independent compliance assessment and alerts on potential violations. This helps reduce the chances of audit failure and regulatory fines stemming from merger candidates.