Nintendo IP suit shows value of intellectual property insurance

Who doesn’t love video games? Okay, they might not be everybody’s thing but it’s also hard not to be impressed by how powerful the technology is inside gaming systems your little cousin uses after school. Well, according to one 2013 suit, Nintendo stole one of the pieces of this technology from somebody else. But the party

3 cyber insurance lessons from the HBO data breach

Copyright 2017 Home Box Office, Inc.

Copyright 2017 Home Box Office, Inc.   Winter is com…wait, nope, those are lawyers. Lawyers are coming. Fresh off the heels of the personally identifiable information (PII) of every registered voter in the United States being stolen, another American institution is on the defense. OK so maybe it’s not an “institution” per se. HBO was the

Pivoting? You should probably call your insurance broker

pivoting

It’s been a tough year for retail. Just ask J.C. Penny, Macy’s or Target. As e-commerce continues to overtake retail (thanks Amazon), traditional retailers need to employ different strategies to satisfy customers. In other words, it’s time to start pivoting. Startups are all too familiar with pivoting, and many startups do so at least once. Sounds

The 2013 Target Data Breach: Insurance Coverage Recap

Retail Giant Target was hit with a massive data breach incident during the holiday season of 2013.  We posted a few articles outlining the severity of the breach and speculating on how cyber insurance may be their lifeline.  Here’s a quick follow up on the claims the company has seen since the incident. VentureBeat recently reported that

How a Data Breach can Destroy Your Startup [Infographic]

  Our friends over at egress sent us this really great infographic that shows the current state of cybersecurity and data breach issues surrounding costs, incidence rates, and those most effected.  The numbers are based on data collect by the UK-based Department for Business Innovation & Skills, but in an ever-growing global economy, they certainly

Vibram Shoes: how to put your $4M foot in your mouth

  “Barefoot” running shoes have trended hard over the last few years.  Vibram is the company behind this revolution with their “FiveFingers” shoe product.  They touted the shoes as having a full range of benefits including: Strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs Improve range of motion in the ankles, feet, and toes Stimulate neural function important