White Paper: 4 Myths About Cybersecurity Portfolio Oversight


ACA Group

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  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity breaches often result in financial and operational losses to the targeted portfolio company as well as their sponsors and investors. For several years, private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds have been dipping their toe in the water with narrow cybersecurity efforts and instituting minimum expectations for cybersecurity controls across the portfolio. 

However, this is no longer considered sufficient to protect investments from cybersecurity threats and reassure investors. It has become imperative that firms institute formal and more far-reaching cybersecurity portfolio oversight programs to meet investor expectations about cybersecurity as well as safeguard and grow the valuation of investments.

In this white paper, we debunk four of the most common myths we come across when working with firms to create an effective cyber portfolio oversight program. We also provide a path forward to build a successful cyber oversight program that can avoid value destruction, meet investor expectations, and increase valuations of your portfolio while retaining the flexibility to customize your oversight program to align with your investment strategy.


How we help

ACA’s new portfolio oversight solution, ACA Vantage for Cyber, can provide 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 will help you to:

  • Align your cybersecurity oversight program to investor needs by leveraging best practices developed working with over 100 PM 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 you protect your portfolio.