As part of the technical due diligence of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and investments, Blaze can aid the buy-side in assessing the cybersecurity risk profile of the target company your business is planning to merge with or invest in, and guarantee better informed decisions.
The due-diligence process often reviews documents such as information security policies, processes, and risk assessments of the target organization. To truly reveal cybersecurity and data privacy threats, it is vital that the buy-side perform an independent, technical cybersecurity assessment to challenge the security controls of the sell-side.
Blaze provides your team with actionable advice to make an informed decision about third-party cyber risks in the M&A process, guaranteeing a stronger due-diligence process and maximized return on investment.
Our tailor-made assessments evaluate the level of security maturity of the company your organization is planning to merge with or invest in. This allows you to verify applicable compliance and get an accurate understanding of the threats and risks to the IT security of the target company and integrate the results of the security review into your risk analysis and even valuation of the M&A.
We provide the interim and final pentest reports together with summaries for the M&A team, as well as release letters and other documents needed for the parties involved in the transaction.
Now cybersecurity risks will be documented in your virtual data room.
By working with Blaze in your next M&A project, your acquisition team will have the opportunity to get the full picture of cyber risk related to the target company and make better-informed decisions in the acquisition or merger process.
We act as expert independent third parties, and our assessments are neutral and unbiased.
Blaze has performed dozens of cybersecurity assessments on behalf of investment companies for mergers and acquisitions, particularly in Europe.
We understand the fast nature of M&As and are often able to start assessments for due-diligence processes on short notice.
Blaze’s application penetration testing assessments are performed manually, augmented by automated scanners and custom tools. We go beyond common issues listed in OWASP Top 10 and cover business logic issues tailored to your system.
The application pentest enables your organization to identify security vulnerabilities in your web apps, mobile apps, back-end APIs, and more, and provides the necessary suggestions to remediate and fix the issues to improve your overall resilience against cyberattacks.
Following OWASP Code Review Guide, our thorough application source code examination allows you to find and fix the most serious code-level risks and learn how to code more securely in the future.
Our approach consists of a combination of manual and automated techniques, and we focus on critical areas and functionalities of the software, such as authentication and authorization, access control mechanisms, and other key elements of the codebase.
Blaze’s network penetration test, based on methodologies such as PTES and OSSTMM, identifies and exploits vulnerabilities in your network infrastructure, providing deep insights into the risks your environment may be exposed to.
We provide both external and internal penetration tests services that can be conducted remotely or on-site, worldwide.
Blaze performs breach assessments to identify if there was any previous security compromise. Our experts assess the target company’s environment, servers, network, as well as critical log data to detect current or previous malicious activities.
Together with the other security services, it allows identifying security vulnerabilities, their associated risks, and the amount of effort/cost that it would take to reduce them to acceptable levels.
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