Nick Ashton

Choosing the Right Cybersecurity Partner in Private Equity

Nick Ashton

In the dynamic world of private equity (PE), making informed investment decisions is paramount. As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, the need for a cybersecurity partner who understands the nuances of investment-based decisions and the role cybersecurity plays in these decisions has never been more critical. A partner who lacks experience in private equity or ... Read more

The Ashley Madison Data Breach: Key Lessons

Nick Ashton

A fascinating example in mismanagement of Data Protection, Business Continuity, and Brand Reputation The Ashley Madison data breach, a significant cyber incident, continues to be a cautionary tale for businesses and consumers alike. In July 2015, hackers infiltrated the online dating site, exposing the personal data of 32 million users. The aftermath highlighted the severe ... Read more

“I’ve been infected by Ransomware… What do I do?” 

Nick Ashton

To pay, or not to pay… That is the question.  Following the publication of recent guidance on being hit with ransomware by ABI, BIBA, IUA and the NCSC and their stance on paying, we have reviewed the article and added our own experience of handling ransomware attacks, including negotiations with the threat actors, to provide ... Read more

Case Study: M&A Due Diligence

Nick Ashton

NorthCap Cyber M&A Due Diligence for Private Equity Acquisition  In an increasingly complex cybersecurity landscape that’s riddled with unknowns for many investors, acquiring a business can be a daunting thought. For many of our clients, the concerns can be narrowed down to:  Read on to understand how we answer these questions during M&A pre-deal activities…  ... Read more

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