Law Firm Cybersecurity in a COVID-19 World
By Karen Hornbeck
It is no surprise that law firms continue to be an attractive target for cyberthieves. Law firm data systems hold various types of confidential information about corporate clients, and include nonpublic information about corporate development, business strategy and planned transactions that hackers could use for a variety of malevolent uses. In addition, firms generally also store a wealth of personally identifiable information, including protected health information and payment information, for clients, parties, witnesses, and employees. The dramatic shift to remote working due to COVID-19 has increased the complexity of the cybersecurity challenges firms face.
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