Media publications, interviews & quotes

Below are some Beckage Firm announcements, media publications, interviews & quotes concerning the attorneys at the firm, who are often quoted for their tech, innovation and privacy know-how.

THE BECKAGE FIRM CONTINUES DYNAMIC GROWTH WITH THE ADDITION OF THREE NEW ATTORNEYS

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Three new members join The Beckage Firm Team

NEW YORK, September 26, 2022

The Beckage Firm PLLC, a women-owned, boutique data security and privacy law firm proudly announced the addition of three new members to The Beckage Firm Team. Brandi M. Bennett, Esq. CIPP/US, seasoned data security and privacy compliance attorney, oversees data privacy solutions. Scott M. Lupiani, Esq., years of experience in federal and state courts, oversees litigation, including putative class actions, and regulatory investigations. Shawn Ford, LLM, Esq., experienced data security lawyer and Canadian counsel, focuses on Incident Response. 

“The team that we are building at The Beckage Firm are truly passionate thought leaders in their respective fields,” boasted Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq. CIPP/US, CIPP/E founder of The Beckage Firm. “The data security and privacy industry has changed a lot since when I started and in launching The Beckage Firm we wanted a team that had unique, experienced backgrounds to deal with the new challenges that our corporate clients and insureds face. Brandi, Scott and Shawn all embody these important characteristics.”

Brandi Bennett is a seasoned technology and data protection attorney with deep experience leading in house legal and data protection teams. Ruthlessly pragmatic, Brandi combines operational and business experience with the rapidly expanding body of global privacy laws to counsel businesses through dynamic and challenging environments.  

Scott Lupiani draws on his extensive experience in health law, including serving as general counsel for a health care organization to assist clients with HIPAA and other health care compliance matters. He has an extensive background in federal and state court litigation to defend clients in putative class actions, civil litigations. Scott is also a U.S. Army Veteran.

Shawn Ford is experienced working with technology-focused organizations at varying stages, including as general counsel for an international health tech company. As a Canadian citizen and lawyer, Shawn works closely with clients on compliance with Canadian data security and privacy matters. Leveraging his background as a data security technology business owner, Shawn has worked with organizations, and high net worth individuals on data security and privacy compliance and incident response matters. 

The Beckage Firm is headquartered in New York. Its services include Incident Response/Data Breach, Data Security and Privacy Compliance, Personal Privacy, and Data Due Diligence.

About The Beckage Firm: The Beckage Firm is a women-owned law firm. Its attorneys and technology professionals counsel clients on matters pertaining to data security and privacy compliance, government investigations, litigation and class action defense, incident response, technology, personal security and privacy, data due diligence, and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition to women-owned, the Beckage Partnership Team also includes military veterans. Learn more at TheBeckageFirm.com.

THE BECKAGE FIRM AND THE SPENCER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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The Beckage Firm PLLC has partnered with the Spencer Educational Foundation

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 The Beckage Firm our missions is to help support programs that make education more impactful, diverse and transformative,” said Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq. CIPP/US, CIPP/E founder of The Beckage Firm. “We are proud to offer this scholarship opportunity and we cannot wait to provide the scholarship and watch the impact of the dollars and our mentoring to future generations.”

The First Scholarship will be awarded in May 2023. In addition to the Scholarship, The Beckage Firm is a sponsor of the Funding the Future Gala in New York City on September 22, over 800 Industry Executives will participate in this marquee fundraising Event.

The Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research since 1971 and is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research. The Spencer Foundation has been a strong advocate for broader access to education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Beckage Firm is headquartered in New York. Its services include Incident Response/Data Breach, Data Security and Privacy Compliance, Personal Privacy, and Data Due Diligence.

THE BECKAGE FIRM NAMES SCOTT MORRIS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY

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Scott is a dynamic voice and thought-leader in the cyber-security community

NEW YORK, September 19, 2022

The Beckage Firm PLLC, a women owned boutique data security and privacy law firm is proud to announce the addition of Scott Morris as Senior Vice President, Technology and Security. Scott Morris has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer “CISO” for a spectrum of organizations in size and maturity. As CISO for Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Mr. Morris maintained responsibility for the information and cyber security programs. A refined information security executive possessing over two decades of experience, Morris has a stellar track record for developing security programs, governance, and percolating vertical stakeholder engagement. 

"Scott is a dynamic voice and thought-leader in the cyber-security community," stated The Beckage Firm Founder, Jennifer Beckage. "His experience, knowledge and foresight provide a great resource for The Beckage Team and our partners."

The Beckage Firm counsels organizations and high-net-worth individuals on innovation, data security and privacy, tech business strategy, crisis preparedness, merger and acquisition data due diligence, and litigation and regulatory inquiry defense.

"I'm confident we can make a real impact in the cyber-security space and truly be an asset for our clients and partners," said Scott Morris. "Cyber-Security is constantly evolving and I believe The Beckage Firm is committed to building a team that understands and helps shape the next generation of Cyber-Security." The Beckage Firm's home office is in New York. It's services include Incident Response/Data Breach, Data Security and Privacy Compliance, Personal Privacy and Data Due Diligence. About The Beckage Firm: Beckage is a women-owned law firm that focuses on technology, data security, and privacy, incident response, and litigation and regulatory inquires. The Beckage Firm attorneys and team counsel clients on matters pertaining to data security and privacy compliance, government investigations, litigation and class action defense, incident response, technology, and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Beckage Firm's headquarters is in New York. Learn more at TheBeckageFirm.com.

The Beckage Firm Names Jodi Beaubien, Senior Vice President, Global Partnership Operations

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Jodi Beaubien PMP, SHRM-CP, Senior Vice President, Global Partnership Operations

September 12, 2022
Jodi is a key addition to our firm, she boasts over 20 years of communications experience working with SMBs, large international brands, municipalities, private healthcare conglomerates, and financial institutions.
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Jen Beckage quoted In Bloomberg Law Regarding Ransomware

Bloomberg Law

Ransomware Rise Means Greater Regulatory, Legal Risk for Victims

May 12, 2021
"The threat to disclose information in itself raises a lot of different issues, such as determining whether it’s a credible threat," Beckage said. "A whole analysis has to be performed to understand the ‘who’ and the ‘what’ that occurred."
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Jen Beckage quoted In Bloomberg Law Article regarding President Biden cyber initiatives

Bloomberg Law

Biden's Russia Strike Marks Shift in U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy

April 16, 2021
"It's nice to see the government support private-public collaboration to drive this forward," Beckage said. "It's more indication from the current administration that cybersecurity is important and will continue to be going forward."
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Featured Story in SuperLawyers© Magazine About Jen Becage's Tech & Legal Career

Super Lawyers

Before she was a tech lawyer, Jennifer Beckage was in on the internet's ground floor

August 19, 2021
In the late '90s, Jennifer Beckage was a 20-something Southerner with big hair and a Texas twang who saw the future. She would sit down in boardrooms across the Northeast making a simple ask of Fortune 500 presidents: "Just throw away your entire marketing plan," she says. "The whole world is changing. You should listen to me, a 20-year-old, and move your 100-year-old business online."
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Jen Beckage was published in Risk Management Magazine regarding legal issues in data breach response

Risk Management Magazine

The Legal Issues in Cyber Incident Response

April 1, 2021
When we think about cyber incident response, we think about detection, analysis, containment, eradication, remediation and reporting. These stages are not just about technical and forensic response, however. Throughout each, legal risks and considerations must also be addressed. It is imperative to focus on gaining technical understanding of what the threat actor did, when they did it, and how to overcome their interference and resulting business interruptions.
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Jen Beckage Quoted by Law.com Regarding FTC Initiatives

LAW.COM

What's Behind the FTC's Push for More Detailed Orders?

May 14, 2019

More Publications

2021

    • “Vulnerabilities in SolarWinds and Microsoft,” VOA News, Dec. 28, 2021
    • “Ransomware Prevention Best Practices to Follow and Pitfalls to Avoid,” Presidio Insight Blog, Oct. 8, 2021
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    • Review and analysis of artificial intelligence (AI) webinar featuring Jennifer Beckage as a panelist. JD Supra, July 8, 2021
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    • “Pandemic Data Privacy - A Q&A With Jennifer Beckage”, NetDiligence, Jun. 2021
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    • Jennifer Beckage's "One Big Thing" for Incident Response Forum Masterclass 2021, Apr. 5, 2021 (video)
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    • Jennifer Beckage on the 2021 Cyber Threat Landscape - Ransomware, Vishing, Data Shaming, & More, Feb. 24, 2021 (video)
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    • “Cybersecurity Resolutions for 2021,” Cybersecurity Law Report, Jan. 13, 2021
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2020

    • Jennifer A. Beckage’s “One Big Thing” for Incident Response Forum 2020, Apr. 8, 2020 (video)
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2019

    • “From Tech Business to Tech Law”, University at Buffalo Forum Magazine, July 26, 2019
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    • “All businesses have 'people problems' when it comes to this risk” Insurance Business Magazine, by Alicja Grzadkowska, June 11, 2019
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    • “Industry leader [Jennifer Beckage] says 'cyber insurance' may be too narrow a designation amid potential threats,” Inside Cybersecurity, by Mariam Baksh, Apr. 16, 2019
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    • “Inside the booming and controversial world of sneaker bots,” Glossy Magazine, By Danny Parisi Apr. 5, 2019
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    • “Legal Mind Tech Focus,” SUNY Buffalo at Law, Feb. 2019
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    • “Incident Response Plan,” summary and quotes form Jennifer Beckage’s presentation at LegalWeek NYC 2019, Feb. 19, 2019
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2018

    • Pandemic Data Privacy - A Q&A With Jennifer Beckage Of Beckage Law Firm, NetDiligence (video)
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    • New York Firm Launches With Novel Cybersecurity Mandate: Get Technical, September 14, 2018
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    • Jennifer Beckage, Esq. starts firm, Buffalo News, Oct 31, 2018
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More publications by Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E

    • "Construction Industry - Target For Data Breaches" Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc. Newsletter, May 24, 2018
    • Quoted in “When Law and Technology Converge,” Buffalo Law Journal and Business First, May 2018
    • "Prepping for the GDPR Deadline,” Buffalo Law Journal, Mar. 26, 2018
    • "Regulators, Hackers, Plaintiffs, and Lawyers, Oh My,” Buffalo Business First · Mar. 16, 2018
    • "Additional FAQs Answered by the DFS Concerning the DFS Cybersecurity Regulation Address Exempt Mortgage Servicers, Not-for-Profit Mortgage Brokers, HMOs and CCRCs, and Mergers and Acquisition Matters,” Phillips Lytle Alert, Mar. 1, 2018
    • "Understanding and Managing Cybersecurity Risks Posed by Third Parties," Phillips Lytle Data Security and Privacy Blog, Feb 22, 2018
    • "Avoid Cybersecurity Fatigue and Frustration: Practical advice for businesses in a complicated cybersecurity world," Rochester Business Journal, Feb. 16, 2018
    • "SEC Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures," Phillips Lytle Alert, Feb. 1, 2018
    • "Additional FAQs Answered by the DFS Concerning the DFS Cybersecurity Regulation," Phillips Lytle Alert, Jan. 1, 2018
    • "February 15, 2018: First Certification Deadline Under the NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation" Phillips Lytle Alert, Jan. 1, 2018
    • "New General Data Protection Regulation Takes Effect on May 25, 2018: Take Steps Now to Ensure Compliance," Phillips Lytle Alert, Jan. 1, 2018
    • Quoted in "Education, action needed to protect business from cyber threats," Business First, Apr. 2018
    • Featured: "Jennifer Beckage, on data security," Invest Buffalo Niagara, podcast, Feb. 2018
    • Quoted in "Another cybersecurity deadline this week for banks, insurance companies and other financial organizations," Business First, Feb. 2018
    • Quoted in "Front Line Workers Key to Defense In Cyber Attacks," Buffalo Law Journal and Business First, Jan. 2018

2017

    • "The Impact of Blockchain Technology," Buffalo Law Journal, Nov. 1, 2017
    • "Understanding the practical and legal challenges of blockchain," Rochester Business Journal, Sept. 2017
    • Interviewed, Facebook cybersecurity matters, WKBW, July 2017
    • Quoted in: "Financial institutions must boost security," Business First, May 2017
    • Quoted in Business First & Buffalo Law Journal articles on responding to cyberattacks, May 2017
    • "A Lesson Plan for Data Security: Protecting School Data," Phillips Lytle Alert, May 1, 2017
    • "The Value of Tabletop Exercises to Crisis Response," Buffalo Law Journal, Mar. 1, 2017
    • "NIST Introduces Proposed Updates to Cyber Security Framework," Phillips Lytle Alert, Feb. 1, 2017
    • "Record Retention & Destruction Policies for Health Care Providers," Phillips Lytle Alert, Feb. 1, 2017
    • "The NYS DFS Has Revised Its Proposed Cyber Security Regulation," Phillips Lytle Alert, Jan. 1, 2017

2016 and earlier

    • "Trump and Technology," Phillips Lytle Newsletter Global Coverage, Dec. 1, 2016
    • "In the Wake of Brexit, the UK Offers Practical Advice for Those Looking to Comply with GDPR, Phillips Lytle Alert, Nov. 1, 2016
    • "The NYS Department of Financial Services’ Proposed Cyber Security Regulation," Phillips Lytle Alert, Nov. 1, 2016
    • “Tips for Cost-Effective & Secure Methods to Review Documents During an Investigation or Litigation,” Phillips Lytle Alert, May 1, 2016
    • "Landscape of Food-Product Litigation & Regulation," Phillips Lytle Alert, Dec. 1, 2014
    • “Shift E-Discovery Costs To The Requesting Party,” Phillips Lytle Alert, Jun. 1, 2013

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