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Mergers don't have to be a nightmare for IT teams

When it comes to merger and acquisition activity – 2023 is poised to be an active year despite uncertain macroeconomic conditions. As always, financial due diligence will be the cornerstone of successful M&A endeavors. Unfortunately for IT teams, there’s no similar process for scrutinizing the network.


The Role of Cybersecurity in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are on the rise post-COVID-19, as ongoing digital transformation has more companies acquiring others to enhance existing capabilities, reach new markets, or reduce competition. While mergers and acquisitions already involve many factors contributing to their risks and impacting the decision-making process, the evolving cyber threat landscape makes this even more complex.


Software due diligence in M&A: Key considerations and risks

Software due diligence is crucial in M&A, but to approach it strategically you must understand its key considerations and risks. Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) can be a great way for companies to expand their offerings and market share. One of the biggest risk areas for M&A in tech deals is software plagued with vulnerabilities or that contains open source license compliance issues.


Datadog acquires Codiga

Developers spend over a third of their time fixing bad code and reducing technical debt. Detecting and fixing errors in production is not only more costly than doing so during development but also slows down innovation and has a negative impact on productivity, the development experience, and team morale. Having tools that help catch and fix coding mistakes earlier in the development process creates a better experience and increased productivity.


Reimagining the future of trust with Trustpage by Vanta

Vanta’s mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data. An important step to making this a reality is ensuring that every company can prove its own security to customers and prospects—creating a virtuous cycle where good security is good business. Today, we're thrilled to announce the next move in achieving our mission with Vanta's acquisition of Trustpage to reimagine the future of trust together. ‍


Why Data Loss Prevention strategy is core to successful M&A

When two companies merge, there is typically a lot of data that needs to be transferred between the two organizations. This data may include confidential information such as customer records, financial reports, and employee data. If this data falls into the wrong hands, it could be used to commit fraud or theft. That’s where data loss prevention (DLP) comes in.


Commercial software licenses in software due diligence

In a merger and acquisition (M&A) tech transaction where the code is much of the value, acquirers want to ensure that the components used are properly licensed. If they are not, the purchaser might be exposed to legal issues that they will need to address. In 2021, 78% of the code that Synopsys audited was comprised of third-party components.