Security Technology Executive

FEB-MAR 2018

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16 SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE • Februar y/March 2018 • www. COVER STORY W hile most Corporate Security Officers will tell you that no two merger/acquisition sce- narios are quite the same, they do agree that there are constants that provide a thread throughout. The risks range from the assimilation of corporate cul- tures and integration of technology systems – both physical and IT. And of course, there are the finan- cial and compliance risks that occupy the C-Suite during the entire process. Because of the risk and security intricacies involved in a large merger or acquisition, the CSO and senior security team must assume multiple leading roles: consultant, mentor, facilitator and arbitrator. Between them, Scott Soltis, Director of Global Security for Catalent Pharma Solutions, and Dan Colin, Director of Global Security at Molson Coors have more than 20 mergers/acquisitions under their belt – and experience has taught them several les- sons in the process itself. Here are five best practices for integrating a security plan for a newly merged or acquired company: Five Steps to a Risk-Free M&A CSOs Scott Soltis and Dan Colin share their keys to success when it comes to creating a cohesive security plan among newly integrated companies By Steve Lask y

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