Encrypting your documents is a strong step you can take to help prevent unwanted access to your files.
You can always purchase encrypting software, but did you know that Microsoft Office 2010 has encryption features already built into their applications? To encrypt any Microsoft Office 2010 document, you can click on the “File” tab, then click “Info“. You are then able to select “Encrypt with a Password“.
Remember to use a strong password for your encryption. Using a variety of symbols and upper-case or lower-case letters will make your password harder to decrypt, as will having a longer password. See Information Managers blog post “&Tgh2Crack!: How tough is your password?” for more tips on creating a strong password.
For more information and a step-by-step guide to encrypting your documents, click here!