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Shawn Fleury, Director with Alvarez & Marsal to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions: Negotiating the Deal with Due Diligence

New York, NY, March 02, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Shawn Fleury, Director with Alvarez & Marsal will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions: Negotiating the Deal with Due Diligence.” This event is scheduled for April 25, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (ET).

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About Shawn Fleury

Shawn Fleury is a Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Forensic and Dispute Services practice in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Fleury has more than nine years of experience in various industries supporting intrusion investigations, security assessments, eDiscovery collections, and criminal and civil investigations.

Mr. Fleury is an expert in information security, network incident response, computer evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, data recovery, network assessments, and development of computer forensics laboratories. He leads A&M’s Incident Response efforts and is responsible for ensuring that incident response engagements are successfully managed.

He has experience in conducting risk assessments using the ISO 17799 and 27001 as a security template and framework. He was on the team that developed and implemented the site assessment process utilized at USAA Financial Services Company and its third party vendors and business partners. Mr. Fleury has conducted numerous site assessments to include coordinating visits with senior level management, reviewing the facility security (physical, technical, and process), creating executive/technical reports based on the site assessment findings and briefing management of the evaluated sites on the results of the site assessment. He is also experienced with conducting Cyber Readiness Assessment, Vulnerability Assessments and has conducted assessments utilizing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

About Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results. Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm’s restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.


Traditionally, M&A due diligence is solely focused on the traditional risks areas. However, due to the increasing developments and advancements in technology, asset due diligence evolved dramatically and now includes software escrow and open source software. With this, cybersecurity has become one of the most vital parts of the M&A process for any deal and transaction especially those which involve targets with any kind of online presence.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as all the important cybersecurity issues in M&A transactions. Speakers will also present best strategies in negotiating deals with due diligence.

Key topics include:

• Due Diligence in Cybersecurity and M&A Transactions
• Cybersecurity Provisions in M&A Transactions
• Post-Acquisition Data Integration Considerations
• Identifying Risk Areas
• Common Issues and Considerations
• Establishing a Cyber Risk Management Program
• Uncovering Opportunities and Pitfalls

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