The COVID-19 pandemic has forced law firms into a new work paradigm, switching overnight to a remote workforce. Law firms, already an attractive target for cybercriminals, now face a workforce operating from informal home environments. As a result, law firms must address data security risks as they balance making data available for remote access.

Sheryl A. Falk, a co-leader of Winston & Strawn’s global privacy and data security task force, answers some of the questions surrounding how a remote workforce can still protect client information. Her answers have been edited for clarity and brevity.

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