The Cybersecurity Checklist That Could Save Your M&A Deal

May 1, 2024 at 10:05AM Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are on the rise globally, with M&As in the US up 130% to $288 billion, and 56% globally to $453 billion. The exchange of sensitive data during M&As creates cybersecurity challenges, making cybersecurity critical for protecting confidential data and maintaining customer trust. A detailed cybersecurity checklist … Read more

Armis Acquires Silk Security for $150 Million

April 17, 2024 at 11:31AM Armis has acquired Silk Security for $150 million to enhance its Centrix Vulnerability Prioritization and Remediation product. It aims to provide security and developer teams with a consolidated view of security findings from various sources. Silk Security, which emerged from stealth mode in 2023, has raised $12.5 million. This acquisition … Read more

Zscaler to Acquire Network Segmentation Tech Startup Airgap Networks

April 11, 2024 at 12:42PM Zscaler announced the planned acquisition of Airgap Networks, a startup focusing on network segmentation and secure access technologies. Financial details were not disclosed. Zscaler intends to combine Airgap’s technology with its Zero Trust SD-WAN suite to protect east-west traffic in various environments without the need for additional hardware or disruption. … Read more

Airbus Pulls Out of Deal to Buy Atos Cybersecurity Unit

March 19, 2024 at 10:45AM Atos’ shares plunged by over 21% after Airbus decided not to proceed with acquiring its cybersecurity business, part of Atos’ debt repayment strategy. This is the second recent deal to collapse for Atos. The company is now assessing alternative options. Airbus’ interest in Atos’ cybersecurity unit emerged in 2022, with … Read more

As Enterprise Cloud Grows, So Do Challenges

January 15, 2024 at 11:31PM As children grow, their problems become more complex, resembling the challenges faced by maturing enterprises. The evolving technology landscape necessitates a strategic distributed cloud platform partner to manage complexity, facilitate vendor consolidation, handle mergers/acquisitions, cope with innovation pressure, and combat the evolving threat landscape for improved security and simplified management. … Read more

Zero Trust, AI, Capital Markets Drive Consolidation in Cloud Security

January 15, 2024 at 11:31PM Several acquisitions in the cloud security market have kicked off 2024, with Delinea acquiring Authomize, SentinelOne acquiring PingSafe and SonicWall acquiring Banyan Security. As companies move more operations to the cloud, the emphasis shifts to comprehensive and flexible security solutions. Players are looking to consolidation to enhance their zero-trust offerings … Read more

Airbus Offering to Buy Atos Cybersecurity Unit for Up to $2 Billion

January 4, 2024 at 10:13AM Airbus is considering acquiring Atos’ cybersecurity unit for up to $2 billion. Atos announced the potential sale of its Big Data and Security (BDS) business and plans to enter a due diligence phase after receiving an offer valuing BDS between €1.5 billion and €1.8 billion. Airbus aims to enhance its … Read more

Cybersecurity M&A Roundup: 34 Deals Announced in November 2023

December 5, 2023 at 07:54AM In November 2023, thirty-four cybersecurity merger and acquisition deals were reported, as detailed in a roundup posted by SecurityWeek. Key Takeaway: In November 2023, a total of 34 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals related to the cybersecurity sector were announced as reported by SecurityWeek in their piece titled “Cybersecurity M&A … Read more

Johnson Controls Patches Critical Vulnerability in Industrial Refrigeration Products

November 20, 2023 at 09:33AM Johnson Controls has released patches for a critical vulnerability found in some of its industrial refrigeration products. The flaw, known as CVE-2023-4804, could allow unauthorized access to debug features. Impacted products include control panels used in the food and beverage industry worldwide. The patches fix the vulnerability that could potentially … Read more

Navigating Tech Risks in Modern M&A Waters

November 10, 2023 at 10:03AM Executives need a profound understanding of cyber, data, and technology risks in today’s business landscape, especially during mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The significance of cybersecurity during M&A due diligence lies in evaluating the target company’s cybersecurity posture. Intangible assets, specifically digital assets, hold substantial value but are susceptible to breaches … Read more