Physical Security in a Transformed World

June 1, 2022

The Evolving Practice of Law

It has been several years since we wrote on the topic of physical security, but it seems like a good topic now that so many law firms are changing how lawyers work. While there are some law firms demanding that all their lawyers return to work, more and more law firms have settled into a hybrid workplace environment. Many cybersecurity topics are sexier, but maintaining physical security is more critical now than ever.

Old-fashioned Physical Security

Pre-pandemic, we thought about conventional physical security (which some law firms still do not have). We had self-locking doors, security cameras, alarm systems, locked file cabinets and locked server rooms. We monitored for water leaks, fires, and unauthorized entry into our law firm.

For a long while, physical security didn’t seem like a big deal. And then came COVID.

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