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Cybersecurity - Privacy & Protection

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Cybersecurity - Privacy & Protection

Speaker: Jordan Fischer, JD, Managing Partner, XPAN Law Group, LLC, Downingtown, PA

  • Format

    Video

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Duration

    1h 15m

In this video, we discuss the role that cybersecurity and data privacy need to play in the M&A due diligence process. We will delve into how the stakeholders of a deal can gain an accurate and comprehensive understanding of the target company's data risk profile.

Learning outcomes

  • (1) Identify the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy that need to be reviewed to gain an accurate and comprehensive understanding of a target company's risk profile;
  • (2) Understand the key data and network infrastructure risks that need to be reviewed prior to providing a valuation for a company; and
  • (3) Recognise how to review a company's cybersecurity and data privacy to truly understand the assets and liabilities that are part of the deal.

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Product information

Overview

Data is becoming the fastest growing commodity. Everything we do creates data: driving our car, going for a run, watching TV, reading a book -- these activities are now monitored, quantified, and analyzed. The data collected, how it is collected, how it is used, and how it is stored is dominating the technology industry. But, just as data can be a company's greatest asset, it can quickly become its worst liability. Turn on the news in any given day and a new data breach is making the headlines; and no one is immune. The costs and long-term implications of cybersecurity breaches, unsophisticated technological systems, and weak security are hard to quantify: What is the value of a privacy violation? Has a breached system been secured effectively? Was the data collected by the company done in a transparent and compliant manner? As shown in the Yahoo-Verizon deal, these are a few of the many questions that companies need to start addressing before closing a merger or acquisition. This presentation will discuss the role that cybersecurity and data privacy need to play in the mergers and acquisitions due diligence process. We will delve into how the stakeholders of a deal can gain an accurate and comprehensive understanding of the target company's data risk profile. Incorporating cyber and data privacy into the due diligence process is more important if the target is a company valued for its data: trade secrets, intellectual property, customer lists, etc. This data is only valuable if it is collected and maintained in a secure and compliant manner. We will outline the top data risks to a company's data security and privacy and the information you should know before structuring the deal. You need to be asking how the target should prepare its data security and technology to its maximum advantage. And, also how to protect the acquiring company to ensure that it is buying an asset, and not a liability.

Professional development

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Prerequisites:Basic knowledge of, or general experience in, forensic accounting, business valuation, or litigation
Programme level:Intermediate
Duration:1h 15m
Format:Video
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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£35.00 (CIMA members only)

£45.00

VAT calculated on checkout

Speaker

  • Jordan Fischer, JD, Managing Partner, XPAN Law Group, LLC, Downingtown, PA

    Jordan is a co-founder and managing partner of XPAN Law Group, LLC, a Women-Owned boutique law firm. She focuses her practice on international data privacy and cybersecurity and cross-border data management, with a special emphasis in European Union data privacy regulations and the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation. Jordan has extensive experience in the intersection of law and technology. At XPAN, Jordan regularly evaluates and assesses legal and business opportunities and risk to provide public and private sector clients with critical data privacy and cybersecurity assessments and strategy. With a global perspective, Jordan works with clients to create cost-effective and business oriented approaches to cybersecurity and data privacy compliance. Jordan also works on and manages large-scale electronic discovery projects to address cross-border discovery issues. In addition to being a principal member of XPAN Law Group, Jordan is an adjunct law professor at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she teaches a variety of legal courses, including European Union law.