Cybersecurity Spotlight 2020: A Report for Private Equity

September 01, 2020

When private equity (PE) leaders mapped their plans in early 2020, they generally added cybersecurity as one of many line items.

And then came COVID-19. In a matter of months, the pandemic proved the importance of cybersecurity for PE firms and their portfolio companies. Cyber attacks have increased, and attackers have exploited cloud-based services. Cybersecurity is no longer just the responsibility of the IT function, and it is not only one line item among many.

This report shows you how to boost the cybersecurity resilience at your PE firm or portfolio companies and how to rethink your cybersecurity strategy. Produced by our colleagues at BDO USA, it explains how to approach cybersecurity at a time when the need is most acute.

In this report you will learn:

  • Why cyber-attackers see PE firms as target-rich zones
  • The 3 types of cyber-attackers
  • 7 tips to address a cyber breach
  • What buyers should do before, during, and after the deal


To get specialized help from our Canadian leaders:

Jamie Windle, Partner, National Private Equity Leader & National Financial Diligence Leader

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