The state of mergers and acquisitions wheeling and dealing

The most recent Transaction Advisors M&A Strategy Forum was held (virtually) in September and offered a wealth of information about deal tactics and terms. Transaction Advisors promotes best practices in all facets of M&A. (Full disclosure: Synopsys is a sponsor of the forum; we find the content very relevant to our clients.)

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How to Safely Integrate Networks During Mergers and Acquisitions

I recently published a piece in Dark Reading covering the network security challenges of M&A activity. As we ease the restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19, we’re expecting to see business activity including M&A pick up speed, it’s important that the implications of integrating networks are fully understood to ensure that the expected business benefits are achieved as soon as possible.


Sysdig and Apolicy: Automating cloud and Kubernetes security with IaC security and auto-remediation

Today, Sysdig has completed the acquisition of Apolicy to enable our customers to secure their infrastructure as code. I am very pleased to see the Apolicy team become part of the Sysdig family, bringing rich security DNA to our company.


Sysdig and Apolicy join forces to help customers secure Infrastructure As Code and automate remediation

Today, we announced that Sysdig is acquiring Apolicy to enable our customers to secure their infrastructure as code. I could not be more excited because the innovation that Apolicy brings to bear is unique and highly differentiated, allowing customers to strengthen their Kubernetes and cloud security and compliance by leveraging policy as code and automated remediation workflows that close the gap from source to production.


Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) enable companies to add products and services to their portfolios, giving them a way to scale their business. To gain true visibility into a company’s long-term impact on your organization’s bottom line, you need to understand all assets and liabilities, including digital ones.


CrowdStrike CTO Michael Sentonas Shares Insights on Humio

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with CrowdStrike CTO Michael Sentonas for Episode 47 of our The Hoot podcast series. Michael has 20+ years of cybersecurity experience and played a lead role in the Humio acquisition so it was great to get his take on why CrowdStrike acquired Humio and how the acquisition will help customers. Michael also shared some of his thoughts on the latest security trends, current chip shortage and news of the day.


Reduce open source risk in M&A with software due diligence

The vast majority of today’s applications are made up of open source components. The 2021 “Open Source Security and Risk Analysis” (OSSRA) report, conducted by the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC), found that 75% of the 1,500+ codebases analyzed were composed of open source. Understanding what’s in your codebase is essential, and for M&A transactions it’s one of the key drivers for performing software due diligence.