Security & risks

Security & risks: Industries and mitigation practices

Ironclad data security is paramount in business transactions as increasing cybersecurity threats cost companies an average of $4.45 million per incident Companies use virtual data rooms in daily operations and complex business transactions to ensure secure storage of critical data and eliminate security risks. Our security & risks blog explores security risks in business transactions, best data protection practices, and best tools for secure data management.

Key security risks

  • Data breach. A data breach results in unauthorized access to confidential data. It takes over half a year for a company to detect a data leak, resulting in lingering litigations and reputational losses.
  • Malware. Malicious software results in operational disruptions, data leaks, and ransoms. Malware attacks may result in prolonged business disruptions and multi-million losses.
  • Social engineering. These tactics deceive users into revealing confidential data, such as credentials and financial data, using malicious websites, fake payment & login forms, emails, and other tools.
  • Insider threat. It comes from trusted parties with access to business-critical data. Insiders cause data breaches through accidental and intentional misuse of access permissions.
  • Third-party risks. Third-party software and individuals carry inherent security risks beyond the affected party’s control. Third-party risks include data breaches, compliance issues, malware, and social engineering risks.

Key data security aspects

  • Secure infrastructure. Secure data centers, servers, endpoints, and cloud environments are the main pillars of data security. Companies are advised to protect data using virtual data rooms (VDRs).
  • Security awareness. Proper cyber hygiene among employees, vendors, contractors, and third parties minimizes social engineering, malware, and third-party risks. Comprehensive security training allows businesses to reduce human element in cybersecurity risks.
  • Cybersecurity monitoring. Real-time malware protection, penetration testing, and security certification help businesses timely detect and eliminate threats. 
  • Incident response planning. Robust incident response plans help businesses contain threats and minimize material and reputational losses. Regular incident simulations and exercises improve cybersecurity readiness.

Exploring security & risks in business transactions

At, we explore the following security & risk topics:
  • Data room security principles
  • Security assessments of various file-sharing solutions
  • Analysis of VDR cybersecurity features
  • Security issues in business transactions
  • Overview of safe data governance guidelines and corporate risk management practices
  • Legal, financial, operational, and other risks in the corporate world
  • And more
Stay tuned and learn about M&A risks, data security software, best data protection practices, and real-world case studies on security & risks topics. Our articles help business executives, cybersecurity professionals, and anyone seeking efficient cybersecurity solutions.
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