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Chat GPT: Revolutionizing AI with Privacy and Cybersecurity at the Forefront
GPT 4o: Revolutionizing AI with Privacy and Cybersecurity at the Forefront Written by: Neeharika Thuravil **Attorney Advertisement** OpenAI’s reported capabilities of the new GPT 4o suggest a platform that could be revolutionary in the potential for a massive amount of use cases. This new model’s increased usability comes from the speed of response to prompts … Continued

Staff Spotlight: Lee Merreot
Team Spotlight: Lee Merreot, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E In Lee Merreot’s role with The Beckage Firm, she advises clients on issues surrounding state and global privacy and security compliance, including responding to data subject requests, reporting requirements, and the applicability of various laws to specific organizations. She also drafts and revises many data privacy and security … Continued

Steps to Help Avoid a Ransomware Event
Written by: Rob Noble Despite increased awareness, ransomware threats show no signs of abating, it is crucial for organizations to be vigilant and proactive. Make sure that you are prepared for a ransomware attack by: • Review backups and security controls • Develop a response plan • Train your team • Know your legal obligations … Continued

FBI - Money Services Business
Written by: Danny Blakesley On April 25, 2024, the FBI issued Alert Number I-042524-PSA, cautioning Americans against using cryptocurrency money services that are not registered as Money Services Businesses (MSB) in compliance with United States federal law. This alert is a reminder of the importance of due diligence in the crypto space to prevent falling … Continued

CVE-2024-3661 TunnelVision
Important Security Alert!CVE-2024-3661 TunnelVision Written by: Scott Morris, SVP|Technology & Security We have been asking people for years “Please do not use public WIFI”. We are always question why not? More importantly people always assume VPN mitigates the risk of using public WIFI. This vulnerability (CVE-2024-3661) named TunnelVision is a bullseye example why you need … Continued

AI Recording Services Raises Issues for Litigation Counsel
Written by: Christine Bacon, Esq. In today’s business landscape, virtual meetings have become ubiquitous. Numerous AI services will record conversations, take meeting notes, and provide transcripts. This technology makes it easier than ever to record sensitive conversations without a participant’s knowledge or consent, raising issues for litigation counsel. For example, an attorney colleague of mine … Continued

New Hires at The Beckage Firm
At The Beckage Firm we value strength, loyalty, and the power of a team. We want to formally welcome some of our newest hires: Timothy J. McPoland CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA, Neeharika Thuravil, and Lee Merreot CIPP/US, CIPP/E. We’re excited to have you all on board, and we can’t wait to see the valuable contributions … Continued

25 Gifts of Cybersecurity
By Danny Blakesley Day 1 of 25 Days of Cyber Security: Understanding Our Digital Landscape Welcome to the first day of our “25 Days of Cybersecurity” series! In today’s interconnected world, where digital interactions and transactions have become a cornerstone of our daily lives, the significance of cyber security has never been more pronounced. As … Continued

Staff Spotlight: Kevin Johnson
In his dual role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and SVP of Cyber Risk at The Beckage Firm, Kevin encompasses a broad range of responsibilities. His responsibilities include updating and refining cybersecurity policies and practices and training staff to ensure the team is up to date with data protection technologies, standards, and best practices. … Continued

Cybersecurity Update
On October 30, 2023, President Biden signed an Executive Order on AI, requiring companies to report to the federal government risks of their systems, and lessen the dangers of “deep fakes.” The Executive Order has eight sections to help guide AI safety and security and are broken down as follows: 1. New Standards for AI … Continued

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