13 Actions to Position Your Portfolio for Cyber Success


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The expectations for cybersecurity portfolio oversight are changing. While 79% of private equity firms engage in some form of cybersecurity portfolio oversight, the vast majority have oversight that is inconsistent, poorly governed, and disconnected from stakeholder priorities. Limited partners, general partners, and other stakeholders expect more intense cybersecurity oversight that is formally governed, applied consistently, and designed to grow valuations across the portfolio. A programmatic approach to cybersecurity portfolio oversight can meet these requirements.

Based on our industry expertise and experience working alongside more than 100 private equity sponsors as well as working directly with over 1,500 portfolio companies, we’ve put together 13 steps to form a programmatic approach to cybersecurity portfolio oversight. These steps form the core of ACA Vantage for Cyber, which supports cybersecurity portfolio oversight.

Download our essential checklist for cybersecurity portfolio oversight.


How we help

ACA’s new portfolio oversight solution, ACA Vantage for Cyber, provides ongoing visibility to monitor and oversee your portfolio companies’ cyber health, giving you control to navigate risk, add value, and gain a competitive advantage.

Powered by ACA Aponix®, ACA Vantage for Cyber combines our renowned advisory service with our award-winning regulatory technology, ComplianceAlpha®, and our exclusive “RealRisk” risk assessment methodology.

ACA Vantage for Cyber can help you to:

  • Align your cybersecurity oversight program to investor needs by leveraging best practices developed working with over 100 private market firms on oversight
  • Save time with instant access to assessment results and the status of related remediation efforts
  • Keep stakeholders informed and direct resources where they are needed most
  • Uncover your firm’s risk from your investments from the fund level all the way down to individual cyber capabilities at individual portfolio companies

Reach out to your ACA consultant, or contact us to find out how we can help protect your portfolio.