If you have a MS Word that contains sensitive information, you can password protect the document so that it can be safely transmitted via email or stored in a network file share. Be careful to not lose or forget the password as the document cannot be opened without it.
To encrypt and password protect your document, follow these steps in Microsoft Word
If you're sending the protected file to someone via email, be sure to provide the password to the recipient through a means that is not email such as a phone call or text message.
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