Technology, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Risk Assurance and Advisory

Transaction advisory and portfolio company risk management

We provide pre-deal, post-deal, and ongoing monitoring to help investors manage the cyber risks of their portfolio companies, negotiate better deals, and preserve their investment value.

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Cybersecurity

Through the lift of the investment, we help clients assess, monitor, and uplift the cybersecurity programs of their private equity sponsor clients. This allows cybersecurity to continue to be an asset to the investment team, as opposed to a liability.

Technology Risk

Through a focus on business continuity and business impact, our team helps investment and operating professionals ascertain key risk to business interruption and help the portfolio companies prioritize resiliency as part of their core technology roadmap.

Privacy

As jurisdictions globally continue to focus on the rights of individuals pertaining to personal data, we can help investment and operating professionals execute privacy by design at their portfolio companies as part of their operational improvement roadmap.

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Pre-Deal Due Diligence

Technology, cyber, and privacy risk can make a huge difference in the successful execution of an investment thesis. With our industry leading due diligence efforts, we will evaluate the investment targets, technology readiness to execute on a business plan, the quality and efficacy of the cybersecurity program, and the execution and maintenance of privacy compliance in line with your obligations. The report will include detailed information pertinent to the investment thesis with an investment professional quality summarization.

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Transition Management

Once we have completed diligence on a target, there will be time sensitive initiatives to be completed within the first 100 days. We will assist with the roadmapping, prioritization, and execution of their key deliverables.

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Portfolio Oversight

Through our ACA Vantage for Cyber offering we are able to provide an inherent risk weighted minimum standard for portfolio companies to adhere to.

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Program Assurance and Advisory

Aponix Protect helps firms address evolving cyber risks and threats to ensure that their cybersecurity needs are covered year-round. This solution is available in three tiers, each one designed to provide firms with a flexible, robust, responsive, and cost-effective cybersecurity program.

Latest Insights

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Building a Programmatic Approach to Cybersecurity Portfolio Oversight

A formal and consistent cybersecurity oversight program is necessary across all portfolio companies to protect investments and meet investor expectations.

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  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity
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Checklist: Cybersecurity Board Reporting

Upcoming regulations will likely require more board oversight and involvement in a company's cybersecurity program. Our checklist can help you create an effective report for the board to perform its required cybersecurity oversight.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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White Paper: 4 Myths About Cybersecurity Portfolio Oversight

This paper addresses 4 common myths firms often assume about cybersecurity portfolio oversight and provides a path forward to build an effective approach to cybersecurity across your portfolio.

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  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity
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ACA Group Launches ACA Vantage to Help Meet Investor Expectations for Portfolio Company Cybersecurity Oversight

New solution provides private markets firms with strategic advantage to aid growing expectations into oversight of cybersecurity.

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  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • ACA News
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The Department of Homeland Security Requires Pipeline Operators to Set Cybersecurity Safeguards

The U.S. TSA and DHS have issued a directive to operators of fuel and gas pipelines that requires them to improve their cybersecurity defenses.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Major Fuel Pipeline; PE Firms Advised To Enhance Protections   

A ransomware attack has led to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. The Colonial Gas pipeline supplies gasoline, jet fuel, and other products to the eastern and southern U.S., providing 45% of the East Coast supply of fuel.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management