Bankers Are Hiring Cyber-Security Experts to Help Get Deals Done

->Global threats, recent WannaCry ransom attack fuel awareness
->Cybersecurity will increasingly become part of deal-vetting

Executives and investors are hiring an unlikely crowd to help them do deals: computer geeks.

Companies and investment funds are adding an extra layer of scrutiny to acquisitions by screening targets for cybersecurity risks, as global computer attacks raise awareness. That’s prompting offers specifically tailored to takeovers by a variety of players, from consultants like Deloitte LLP to software providers including Intralinks Holdings Inc.

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