Beyond vulnerability scanning: Enhancing attack surface management for more proactive security

Manage merger and acquisition risk

Actively Defend Against Cyberattacks with Randori

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) introduce uncertainty, which can adversely affect your risk tolerance. According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, more than 1 in 3 organizations experienced data breaches that can be attributed to M&A activity during integration. Attack surface management (ASM) plays a critical role in mitigating risks associated with the integration of new companies or systems. ASM empowers you to assess your expanded digital footprint, illuminating shadow IT, misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and other risks that could be exploited by cyber attackers.

Clarify your exposure with attack surface management

During an M&A, your company inherits the attack surface of another organization, which may have unknown vulnerabilities and weaknesses. By conducting a non-disruptive attack surface review with Randori Recon, you can identify and prioritize the most critical risks to your new, combined organization’s security posture. This assessment may include evaluating the security of the acquired company’s networks, applications, and data, as well as the potential risks associated with the integration of systems and processes.

Plan mitigation to achieve uniform risk tolerance with identification and prioritization

By addressing your attack surface risks early in the M&A process, you can take proactive steps to remediate vulnerabilities and reduce the likelihood of a successful cyberattack. This can include implementing additional security controls, such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and multifactor authentication, as well as conducting security awareness training for employees.


Used before, during, and after an M&A, ASM is a continuous process of looking at the attack surfaces of the companies involved. Randori Recon gives your security team actionable insight daily throughout the entire M&A timeline.

We needed a more proactive approach to reduce our risk from ransomware—hoping to stop it at execution was not a viable strategy. Adopting Randori has been an absolute home run.

Eric McManis, Director of IT, Armellini

Take the next step

Find out how you can use Randori Recon to identify your exposures with a free attack surface review.

About Randori

Randori, an IBM Company, is your trusted adversary. Recognized as a leader in offensive security, Randori combines attack surface management (ASM) and continuous automated red teaming (CART) in a single, unified platform to provide a continuous, proactive, and authentic offensive security experience. Randori helps companies stay one step ahead of attackers by continuously discovering what’s exposed, and validating risks as they arise.