This article is based on the AvoidAClaim.com post Healthy lawyers make healthy practices: LAWPRO’s support for mental health and wellness resources. This post is adapted from a message from Gowling WLG to their lawyers and staff written by Steve Lundy, which they have graciously offered to share with AvoidaClaim readers.
As professionals and staff adopt the recently implemented remote working arrangement to reduce the risk associated with COVID-19, it is important to understand that this increases Cyber related risk. Cyber criminals thrive in stressful and confusing times. Knowing that the population is preoccupied dealing with monumental change, they have well-rehearsed playbooks that seek to exploit distributed workforces using remote connections. As a result, we are asking professionals and staff to be extra vigilant and take additional precautions.
Among other scams, hackers are circulating phony but legitimate looking:
What can I do?
Here are several steps you can take to protect yourselves and the firm:
Visit practicePRO’s Cyber Dangers page for more information on how to protect yourself from online fraud dangers.