In today’s technologically driven world, cyber issues have pushed themselves to the forefront no matter what our practice area. It is especially true now that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a new work-from-home world where we regularly attend court, mediations, depositions, and client meetings via Zoom, BlueJeans, or some other remote video platform.
Law firms have had to implement new security measures to ensure the safety of their computer databases now that many (if not all) of their employees are working from home. Proper safety protocol safeguards the firm’s work product, client data, and other confidential information from hackers, who are more readily implementing data breaches. In doing so, the bad guys make financial gains by demanding their cyber victims pay ransoms to prevent data loss and distribution of confidential information the cyber-attackers stole and can make readily accessible to the public.