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August—Securing Your Company During a Merger

Rick Handley, IT Security Manager at Schlumberger, disclosed the steps he took when the company he worked for acquired a smaller company. He approached the acquisition by using the following processes:

  1. How to get budget (“never let a potential incident go to waste!”),
  2. How to best deploy personnel capabilities and resources and,
  3. Being open to new ideas from the acquired company.

He talked about ways to measure results while the acquisition is in process, making progress as opposed to achieving perfection, risk and risk assessment, and how to set up network segmentation and default policies. Then, he detailed keys to success. It was an excellent presentation!

If you’re an ISSA member, you can download the slides here.

August Raffle Winner – Travis Dye

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