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How to save and secure your work in Microsoft Excel

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In the modern working world and current threat landscape, it’s more important than ever to securely save your documents. In this video you will learn how to save and secure your work, and password protect your work that contains private or sensitive information.

A horrible feeling is completing hours of work and then losing it, all because you haven’t saved it. So, the beginning of this video shows you how to easily save your document to your files.

Another horrible feeling is leaking sensitive information all because your workbook doesn’t have any security measures attached to it. So, the second part to this tutorial demonstrates how simple it is to password protect your work.

For more ‘how to’ videos about Microsoft Excel, please take a look at our Microsoft Excel for beginners channel on our YouTube.

The importance of security in the digital first world

A UK business faces a cyberattack every 45 seconds.

If a hacker or malicious software gains access to your device and your private documents are not password protected, then you could lose and leak that important information.

For most businesses a cyber attack results in reputational and financial damage. According to the latest UK Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022, the average estimated cost of a cyber attack on UK businesses is between £4,200 and £20,000.

The report also shows that the most common threat vector by far was phishing attempts (83%). Phishing attacks involve malicious emails being sent to staff to withdraw sensitive information or direct recipients to fraudulent websites. This type of attack has been continuing to rise.

A crucial takeaway from these findings is the importance of staff vigilance and embedding cyber security awareness into business culture. Human error remains the biggest cyber security risk to all businesses – 95% of security breaches are caused by human error.

Get cyber security advice from Cyber security experts

The 848 Group is a Microsoft Gold Partner and Cyber Essential Certified. That means we’re experts in all things Microsoft from cloud environments and Office 365 to Microsoft 365 training courses, and it also means security is at the heart of everything we do, and everything we deliver.

We can help boost security awareness in your business and securely close the digital skills gap across Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and more.

In addition to this, we also have a variety of Microsoft Excel videos that can help you and your teams improve your Microsoft Excel skills.

For more information, get in touch with a member of our team.