Category: News


July 3 • Founder ShieldNews

Founder Shield Monthly Roundup: June 2018

Our first ever monthly round-up where we highlight the best of what’s going on in the world (and our office). Everything from Insurance insights, tech news, our awesome clients to what albums we have on repeat.


GDPR
February 28 • Cyber LiabilityNews

5 facts startups need to know about the GDPR

Any business that comes in contact with EU citizens will have to follow new rules as of May of this year. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), passed by EU Parliament in April 2016, directly impacts businesses in the US, EU and elsewhere. Its purpose is to set uniform standards for data protection and prevent businesses from


equifax data breach
September 8 • Cyber LiabilityNews

FS ALERT: Equifax data breach

Equifax data breach On Thursday, September 7th, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced they had been the target of a data breach. According to the agency, the records of 143 million Americans have been compromised by an attack which was discovered on July 29th. Stolen data include names, birthdays, addresses, social security numbers and (in


August 2 • Cyber LiabilityFounder ShieldGeneral LiabilityInsurance Pro TipsNewsProperty InsuranceRisk Management Tips

Pokemon Go, Harry Potter, & Augmented Reality Insurance Risks

  Are you one of the 30 million worldwide users who has downloaded Pokemon Go in the last few weeks? It’s likely, since the app has been downloaded more times in its short existence than Tinder has over the past four years. Regardless of whether you run around chasing Pokemon in your day-to-day, chances are


February 10 • NewsRisk Management Tips

FS + 99Designs Starter Kit

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with 99designs on the small business starter kit: a go-to source for all of the tools younger companies need to ramp up accelerate growth. Beyond an insurance 101 lesson from Founder Shield, the kit includes many other tips and tricks for anything from getting funding, building a brand, hiring to create


May 29 • Cyber LiabilityGuest PostNews

Mary Meeker of KPCB Sounds the Cyber Security Alarm

With the release of her annual report this week, veteran internet analyst and Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker sounded the alarm on the state of cyber security. Meeker’s reports are essentially the bible to investors and entrepreneurs in the space.  The report contains valuable data on everything from mobile to emerging markets, but the slides on cyber security


April 9 • Case StudiesCyber LiabilityNews

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


March 20 • Founder ShieldNews

Founder Shield’s SXSWi 2015 Recap

Now that the dust has settled from this year’s SXSW Interactive weekend in Austin and we’re back in the big Apple, we wanted to share some of the highlights of our weekend with you.  Founder Shield’s VP of Sales, Jeff Samuels, recaps what went down:


February 19 • Founder ShieldNews

Founder Shield + NYVC Ops Kickoff: 2.26.2015!

  We’re excited to be kicking of the first of a series of meetups for the newly formed New York Venture Community Ops group!  As you might gather from the title, the group’s focus is on operations and examines the challenges startups face when scaling ops.  The events are also a great chance to network


February 11 • Case StudiesCyber LiabilityNews

4 Ways Cyber Insurance May Be Anthem’s Data Breach Lifeline

  For anyone that hasn’t heard, Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurance providers, suffered a data breach in which an estimated 80 Million customer and employee records containing personally identifiable information were compromised.