Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

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In mergers and acquisitions, two or more businesses are consolidated into one, either by combining two or more separate businesses into one new single entity or by one company purchasing and taking over the assets of another. M&A transactions expand the attack surface for the acquiring company or the newly formed entity, and many companies discover cybersecurity concerns during the M&A process. External attack surface management enables companies to conduct digital supply chain discovery and identify potential vulnerabilities before the transaction takes place, which helps inform decision-making and allows businesses to address security issues before merging or acquiring assets.