Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Working from Home? Here are 12 Steps to Reduce Data Privacy and Security Risk

May 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Hunter Ferguson, Ronak Chokhani, and Jon Washburn

Businesses are instituting widespread remote work policies and procedures to facilitate social distancing and “flatten the curve.” Enterprises simultaneously need to be mindful of increased data privacy and security risks. The risks can range from pandemic-related phishing emails to increased pressure on network architecture to well-intentioned employee shortcuts. Hackers will try to take advantage of uncertain and sometimes chaotic circumstances.

Below is a checklist of fundamental measures businesses and employees should implement to mitigate the data privacy and security risks associated with working remotely. Most of these measures require an investment...

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