Sensei article “How to navigate working from home during time of COVID-19” by Sharon Nelson and John Simek was featured in the May edition of YourABA.
We’ve all been adjusting to the lifestyle changes brought on by the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. One big switch was the abrupt transition of a large part of the workforce to working remotely. For lawyers, that shift has included the loss of face-to-face meetings with clients, a new awareness of cybersecurity risks and the wellness challenges posed by isolation.
For help in dealing with our new reality, YourABA turned to Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek and Michael C. Maschke, authors of the updated “The Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide,” who have kept lawyers informed on the fast-changing digital tech options that can be crucial to their success. The authors also run Sensei Enterprises, a digital forensics, information technology and cybersecurity firm in Fairfax, Virginia.
Here’s what we found out:
What are some of the most frequently asked questions you’re getting from clients since we started working from home?
The most asked question is, “How do I work securely from home?” Few firms, especially solo and small firms, were prepared for the sudden shift to a work-from-home environment. The primary goal was to have a computer connected to a home network that would access firm data. Very little consideration was given to cybersecurity. A recent study shows that when compared to corporate networks, home networks are 3.5 times more likely to be infected with malware.