Every month, Bryce Austin of TCE Strategy (Technology and Cybersecurity Education) shares an e-newsletter filled with cyber security updates and helpful tips.
This month he shared information about password protecting files:
“Do you want to keep a file safe from your IT team? Co-workers? Hackers? Here is a terrific article on how to password protect files. CAREFUL — If you forget the password, no one can help you get your data back.
This article covers several popular Microsoft, Google, and Apple office applications, as well as guidance for encrypting hard drives. Even if a program or app is not covered in this article, it is possible that they offer password protection. Any time you are sharing sensitive information, do a quick Google search to see if your program offers this feature. It is another great step to take in your line of cybersecurity defenses.”
He also shared two helpful articles:
VPNs – “Interesting research here, but to be honest I haven’t found public VPN offerings to be overly useful. Mobile hotspots solve most (but not all) of the problems that public VPNs solve with a lot less hassle.”
The more awareness you have and preventive tactics you implement, the more time and headaches you’ll save in the long run.
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