To VPN or not to VPN

Most of us have been working remotely full-time, or at least part-time since March 2020. In that time we’ve learned a lot about remote working and how our technology works or does not work. In the rush to shelter in place and work from home, particularly for those who were not already lawyering in a cloud environment, some lawyers have skipped over some basic cybersecurity steps.

But the good news is that it’s never too late to catch up and go forward.

How many lawyers understand what a VPN (virtual private network) is and what it does? Of course, you don’t have to raise your hands, but also, please don’t be embarrassed if you don’t really get it. Like lots of acronyms that become part of the lexicon, VPN has become one of those things people say you need; but do you know what they do and why they are important?

Rather than belabor you with our rendition, we’ll refer you to an article from ZDNet that came across “the wires” today. It’s a great explanation of what VPNs are and how they work; once you read it you’ll likely be convinced it’s something you should have – and good news, it won’t break the bank.

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