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A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Source Code for Software Escrow.

Software escrow is a widely used practice that safeguards the intellectual property of software developers while ensuring the rights and interests of software users. In a software escrow arrangement, a neutral third-party (the escrow agent like Codekeeper) holds the source code and related materials, releasing them under predefined conditions. To ensure that the escrow process is effective and beneficial for all parties, it is essential to properly prepare your source code for escrow. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide to help you prepare your source code for software escrow.

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Why Startups and Early-stage Companies Should Invest in IP Escrow

Startups and early-stage companies are known for their innovation, disruption, and rapid growth. As they develop new technologies, products, or services, intellectual property (IP) becomes a critical asset for these companies.

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How Our Software Escrow Solutions Cater For Various Business Sizes

In today's competitive business environment, safeguarding software source code and ensuring uninterrupted access to mission-critical applications is vital.

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The Intersection of Software Escrow and Cybersecurity

In today's digital age, businesses rely on software applications to perform a wide range of tasks, from managing inventory to processing financial transactions.

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There’s a New Scary Ransomware Group on the Block

Ransomware attacks have become a significant threat to businesses worldwide, as cybercriminals continue to exploit vulnerabilities in organizations' digital infrastructures. A recent report by NordLocker has unveiled the tactics and strategies of a prolific ransomware group dubbed the "Royal Ransomware Group”, a group that has launched 26 attacks in March alone.

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The Intersection of Software Escrow and Cybersecurity

In today's digital age, businesses rely on software applications to perform a wide range of tasks, from managing inventory to processing financial transactions. This dependence on technology has increased the need for robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive data and maintain operational continuity. Software escrow, a lesser-known but increasingly important aspect of cybersecurity, plays a critical role in securing business interests. 

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How Source Code Escrow Could Have Helped in the Kodi Data Breach

Recently, the popular open-source media center software Kodi confirmed a significant data breach affecting more than 400,000 users. This incident highlights the importance of cybersecurity and risk management in the modern digital landscape. In this article, we will explore how source code escrow could have played a role in mitigating the impact of the data breach and ensuring business continuity for users and developers alike.

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2023's Prominent Data Breaches and the Protective Role of Software Escrow

2023 started with a series of high-profile data breaches that exposed sensitive information of millions of users, compromising their privacy and security. Data breaches is nothing new, but the concerning reality is that these incidents are increasing year-on-year with an ever increasing impact on data security, financial loss, and the privacy of millions of individuals around the world. Here are the top 3 notable data breaches of 2023 so far:

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SaaS Escrow Could Have Protected User Info in Mailchimp Data Breach

Millions of users of Mailchimp, a renowned email marketing platform, were affected by a data breach on January 18th, 2023. Sensitive information, including names, email addresses, and other personal data, was compromised. Mailchimp, however, has pledged to secure the platform and prevent similar attacks. Nevertheless, this event raises concerns about the security of Software as a Service (SaaS) products and the advantages of SaaS escrow.


SaaS escrow is a service that safeguards both SaaS providers and their customers by granting access to the source code, data, and other crucial assets if a catastrophic failure occurs. Such failures may include a security breach, financial instability, or bankruptcy. The service acts as an intermediary between the provider and its customers, storing the provider's code and data in a secure place and releasing it to customers only in specific circumstances.


In the case of Mailchimp, SaaS escrow could have been an invaluable tool for both the provider and its customers. It, for example, could have provided a safety net for Mailchimp in the event of this security breach following a previous breach that took place in 2022. Mailchimp's customers could have been assured that their data and other critical assets would remain secure even if the provider experienced a breach or other failure.


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Cyber Attacks On Hospitals: Shutdowns Cause A Rise In Mortality Rates

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