Value creation during M&A and divestitures: cybersecurity and compliance - AWS Prescriptive Guidance

Value creation during M&A and divestitures: cybersecurity and compliance

Sali Osman, Principal Security Advisor, AWS Professional Services

November 2020

Whenever there is a global event, the market witnesses a shift in the industry. This results in an increase in relevant industry acquisitions and other impacted divestitures. As the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and divestitures increases in highly regulated industries such as technology, pharmaceutical, health, and life sciences, more attention is given to security, risk, and compliance. This strategy outlines how Amazon Web Services (AWS) products and advisory practices can provide value to AWS customers through these critical transitions.

Targeted business outcomes:

  • For business executives, raise awareness of cybersecurity and compliance considerations during M&A and divestiture transitions

  • Provide guidance to customers who may potentially struggle to assess security, risk, and compliance during these transitions

  • Leverage AWS services and advisory offerings to mitigate risk throughout transactions