This article appeared in Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, an ALM publication for privacy and security professionals, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Corporate Counsel, Internet and Tech Practitioners, In-House Counsel. Visit the website to learn more.
Most businesses either shut down temporarily or sent all their employees home to telework by mid-March of this year. By the time you read this, Americans will have been working from home for more than three months. This has never happened before in this country during the age of technology. As millions of Americans logged on to their home networks and personal desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones in an attempt to keep their companies afloat, cybersecurity issues rose to the forefront of the many issues that companies had to manage. Many corporations, and law firms in particular, have already suffered breaches. Many are unaware that a breach has even occurred. American industry was not and is still not adequately prepared for this transition. The responsibility to keep corporate and client data safe is shared by the company and the employee.
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