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In the trenches – Cybersecurity and IT Operations Due Diligence

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Two of RSM’s leading professionals – Colin Zarbough and Alpa Kamdar — will discuss in this interactive panel how to assist clients as they pursue add-on acquisition and the importance of evaluating IT and identifying cyber-security concerns prior to the close of transaction.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the latest cybersecurity threats and associated damages
  • Identify best practices to step up your security posture and improve early detection processes to minimize damages in the event of a breach
  • Prepare for discussions with key stakeholders regarding your organization’s potential vulnerabilities and risk management strategies


Alpha Kamdar
Alpa is a director and West Region Leader for IT Diligence Services for Management Consulting Practice. Alpa focuses on advising clients across various stages of M&A lifecycle from IT Due Diligence to Long Term – IT Transformation phases. She has led, managed and delivered Transformational, Absorption, Tuck-ins, and Stand-Alone acquisitions for Private Equity Firms, Investment Banks and Corporate clients.

Colin Zarbough
Colin is a director of RSM’s West Region security, privacy and risk group and is responsible for supervising network vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, forensic data collection and wireless penetration testing. He has more than five years of experience in risk management, security implementation project management, internal audit, IT General Controls—Security, Log Management, SIEM implementation, forensic investigation, web application testing, HIPAA/HITECH, PCI, and external and internal penetration testing. Colin has extensive experience working in all manner of security environments, ranging from growing small businesses to large government agencies.

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Event Information

Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Networking with drinks and light fare, followed by discussion.

Please arrive early for registration!


Meal Type

Heavy Appetizers


CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: Information Technology

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