Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions

23 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2021

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Reuben Okafor

University of Illinois College of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2021


This Article is a reviewed version of the original Article which was published on Thenigerialawyer. It contains more relevant information and is updated with recent developments in the cybersecurity space.
Cybersecurity is a major issue in today’s business world. It requires business owners and intending business owners to accord it priority attention, as failing to do so will work against the business. In this piece, I will take a critical look at cases within the cybersecurity landscape, especially as they relate to Mergers & Acquisitions(M&A). I also gave few examples of cases of cybersecurity breaches and their effects on companies that neglected to ask key (cybersecurity) questions whilst engaging in an M&A. However, I will also provide a step-by-step guideline on key cybersecurity due diligence questions that must be raised at the ensuing phase of an M&A, and I believe that if they are fully adapted by companies, they will save companies from millions of dollars’ loss.

Keywords: Cybersecurity, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions

Suggested Citation

Okafor, Reuben, Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions (September 1, 2021). Available at SSRN:

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