The expectations for cybersecurity portfolio oversight are changing. While 79% of private equity firms engage in some form of cybersecurity portfolio oversight, the vast majority have oversight that is inconsistent, poorly governed, and disconnected from stakeholder priorities. Limited partners, general partners, and other stakeholders expect more intense cybersecurity oversight that is formally governed, applied consistently, and designed to grow valuations across the portfolio. A programmatic approach to cybersecurity portfolio oversight can meet these requirements.
Based on our industry expertise and experience working alongside more than 100 private equity sponsors as well as working directly with over 1,500 portfolio companies, we’ve put together the following 13 steps to form a programmatic approach to cybersecurity portfolio oversight. They form the core of ACA Vantage for Cyber, which supports cybersecurity portfolio oversight.