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The Battle for GenAI Interface

Written by: Rafa Baca, Attorney The battle for the dominant GenAI interface is just beginning. GenAI Agent builders have been introduced in early 2024 as a non-code platform that enables conversational (LLM) models to construct Agents to quickly integrate with proprietary enterprise data. This integration ensures security while assisting with...

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...

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...

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...

Generative AI Agents

Written by: Rafa Baca, Attorney At this year's NVIDIA GTC conference in Silicon Valley (San Jose), a fireside chat with Kanjun Qiu at Imbue speculated that the simulated 3D world of an omni or metaverse would be the most engaging interface for humans to interact with AI agents - as...

Rafa Baca's Key Takeaways from NVIDIA GTC

"AI marks the new 'Industrial Revolution' in human intelligence – automatic or augmented. GenAI changes computing from data retrieval to data generation." -Rafa Baca, Attorney Rafa Baca is currently ABA, American Bar Association, National Chair of both the Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Committees. He is a national speaker, thought...

Florida Ban on Social Media for Minors Under 14 Years of Age

Written by: Juliana Cipolla March 25, 2024, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law to help protect and advance the safety of children online. The bill bans children under age 14 from having their own social media accounts and allows 14- and 15-year-olds to become account holders with...

For the 7th year in a row, Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq. named one of the 50 top data breach attorneys in the U.S.

Written by: Robert Noble NEW YORK, Apr. 24, 2024 - Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E has been named among the top 50 data breach lawyers in the U.S. Cybersecurity Docket’s Incident Response 50. Incident Response 50 is peer nominated and reviewed and seeks to answer the question “Who would...

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,...

FCC Makes AI Generated Voices in Robocalls Illegal

Written by: Juliana Cipolla On February 8, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission announced a unanimous adoption of a Declaratory Ruling that recognizes calls made with AI-generated voices are “artificial” under the Telephone Communications Protection Act (TCPA). Under the TCPA, it is unlawful for an organization to make a call without...

Odysseus Spacecraft

Written by: Juliana Cipolla For the first time since 1972, the first privately built American spacecraft vehicle has recently landed on the moon. The last US robotic lander was Apollo 17, back in 1972. On February 21, 2024, the US robotic lander Odysseus arrived on the moon. After troubleshooting communications, flight controllers...

Artificial Intelligence Integration Solutions

Written by: Robert Noble Integrating AI may seem daunting, but its transformative power is undeniable as being currently displayed at the groundbreaking NVIDIA GTC 2024. If your company is navigating the challenge of AI integration, let your AI journey begin with Beckage legal intelligence. Our team includes thought leaders and...

PRESS RELEASE: NEW HIRE, RAFA BACA, ATTORNEY

Written by: Robert Noble New York, February 19, 2024 The Beckage Firm PLLC, a women-owned, boutique data security and privacy law firm announced the addition of Rafa Baca to the rapidly growing team of The Beckage Firm. Rafa Baca, will serve as a distinguished member of the Firm’s team of...

OpenAI Seeks to trim NYT Lawsuit to Fair Use Question

Written by: Juliana Cipolla On December 27, 2023, The New York Times (“NYT”) filed a complaint against Microsoft and OpenAI claiming defendants allegedly created generative AI products relying on large-language models that were built by copying and using millions of NYT’s copyrighted works including news articles, investigations, opinion pieces, and...

Press Release: New hire, Lee Merreot, Attorney

Written by: Robert Noble New York, January 25, 2024 The Beckage Firm PLLC, a women-owned, boutique data security and privacy law firm announced the addition of Lee Merreot to the rapidly growing team of The Beckage Firm. Lee Merreot, will serve as a distinguished member of the Firm’s team of...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

PCI-DSS

By: Juliana Cipolla The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) is a global card brand requirement designed to prevent fraud through the increased control of credit card data. While the PCI DSS has no legal authority to compel compliance, it becomes binding when inserted into merchant card processing...

Indiana Signs Privacy Act Into Law

By: Juliana Cipolla On May 1, 2023, Indiana became the seventh state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Bill 5, known as the Indiana Consumer Data Protection Act (“INCDPA”), following the footsteps of previous state privacy laws, going into effect January 1, 2026....

The First of Many? Washington’s My Health, My Data Act

By: Scott M. Lupiani, EQ.,Member It is well known that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's (HIPAA) Privacy and Security regulations have limitations on their reach. One such limitation is that HIPAA only applies to covered entities and their business associates, not health data in general. To address this...

FTC FINALLY CRACKS DOWN ON PRECISE GEOLOCATION PRACTICES

Post Dobbs, organizations are taking a closer look at their geolocation practices, data that they receive from third parties, including data brokers, and their operational practices. To further complicate this review, the FTC has shined a light on the issue with its recently filed suit against Kochava, who is in...

The Beckage Firm and the Spencer Foundation Announce Scholarship Program

NEW YORK, September 22, 2022 The Beckage Firm PLLC, a women-owned, boutique data security and privacy law firm has partnered with the Spencer Educational Foundation to provide a scholarship to undergraduate students pursuing a career in risk management who self -identify with a traditionally underrepresented race/ethnicity or as female. “At...
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