Season 1, Episode 12: New Year resolution: No more M&A until we understand the cyber risk first (with Stefanie Drysdale)

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On this episode of CyberSide Chats, Epiq’s CISO Jerich Beason, and this week’s co-host Whitney McCollum are joined by Stefanie Drysdale to discuss M&A. They discuss the process of evaluating a target company’s cybersecurity risk and the implications of managing that risk after the deal is closed. They also opine the importance of taking into account other factors when evaluating a target organization such as security culture, reputation, regulations, existing contracts, privacy statements, and prior incidents. The three of them close the show discussing ways that security can collaborate with other parts of an organization.


Stefanie Drysdale’s Biography

As a Vice President of Prescient in the firm’s Cyber Practice, Stefanie works closely with practitioners to provide support for organizations and high-profile clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to boutique consulting firms. She has been instrumental in building Prescient’s Cyber offerings since joining the firm in 2016, particularly its Executive Digital Protection (EDP) program. Stefanie has also been an active proponent of cybersecurity awareness, having hosted and participated in many panel discussions, webinars, and presentations about online safety and good digital hygiene, as well as the role of women in privacy and cybersecurity fields. She hosts a weekly industry news roundup on her LinkedIn feed and YouTube channel, which covers current trends and news pieces, as well as regular interviews with others leaders in the fields of corporate security, risk management, and information technology.

Note: “The statements of the guest speakers and hosts in this podcast should not be construed as legal advice and they represent their views only and not those of their respective companies.”

The articles that framed this episode's conversation can be found here:

Jerich Beason | LinkedIn

Whitney McCollum | LinkedIn

Stefanie Drysdale | LinkedIn

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