Protocol 86 Expands Offerings into M&A Cybersecurity Due Diligence Space



Canada, 4th Apr 2024, King NewsWireCanadian cybersecurity firm, Protocol 86, is proud to announce its expansion into the M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) cybersecurity due diligence space. With experts leveraging years of in-house experience across various sectors, including manufacturing, finance, healthcare, and more, Protocol 86 focuses on providing practical insights and solutions.

“We understand the importance of identifying both security risks and IT opportunities early in any deal,” said John Earle, President of Protocol 86. “When we reviewed our skillsets and the M&A market, we determined we were uniquely positioned to provide a necessary and competitive service helping organizations evaluate cybersecurity maturity and risks.”

Protocol 86’s offerings in the M&A cybersecurity space include a complete suite of cybersecurity advisory services, from pre-deal assessments to post-deal support. The main goal is to act as a trusted advisor and partner for businesses, avoiding cookie-cutter solutions to accurately understand the complexities of target organizations.

“Our objective is to deliver actionable recommendations and clearly document control gaps in the target organization’s security posture,” John Earle explained.  He added, “With our advisory services and vendors-agnostic approach, not only can we help organizations throughout the deal process but also help them reach their cybersecurity goals moving forward.”

Some aspects of Protocol 86’s M&A cybersecurity due diligence services include:

  • Assessment of Cybersecurity Frameworks and Policies: In-depth review of the target organizations against selected cybersecurity frameworks to identify compliance and gaps.
  • Risk Exposure Analysis: Identification of vulnerabilities within the target’s infrastructure through the evaluation of the potential risk exposure, including analysis of past incidents, current threat vectors, and assessment of the effectiveness of their incident response strategies.
  • Security Measure Effectiveness: Reviews of the target’s cybersecurity measures for their robustness and effectiveness.
  • Strategic Risk Mitigation Recommendations: Provide advice on mitigating identified risks and the scope of work required to achieve desired cybersecurity maturity.

Protocol 86 is committed to helping organizations navigate the evolving cybersecurity landscape; with our expansion into the M&A cybersecurity space, we look forward to providing organizations with the expertise and support they need to secure their digital assets.

About Protocol 86: 
Protocol 86 is a Toronto-based provider of cybersecurity services. It offers a complete suite of advisory services to help organizations increase their cybersecurity maturity. By using a vendor-agnostic approach, Protocol 86 can properly guide organizations through the process of establishing security controls and processes that best suit their business.

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