The Source Newsletter July 2018

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The Basics: PasswordsThe Basics: Passwords

by Kate Pace

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, and again, and again. Choose complex passwords, that vary across your critical accounts, and change them at least annually. Take a minute to think about the passwords you use for your financial logins, your email, and your work accounts. How many of them are similar? How many of them have changed in the past 6 months? How many of you keep a little black book to log all the cryptic revisions to your family’s account passwords over the years?

Based on what we know today, it’s due time for the mindset surrounding password management to shift. Our office recently had a discussion regarding the most secure password management applications. LastPass, 1Password, Dashlane, and KeePass all came up in conversation, and there were corresponding opinions on the merits and drawbacks of all.

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Three trends transforming the modern workplaceThree Trends Transforming the Modern Workplace

used with permission from Microsoft in Business Blog

Advances in technology and shifting workforce demographics are creating a more fluid work environment, redefining what productivity looks like, and empowering individuals to work smarter. With an influx of new talent that values experiences, continued learning, and collaboration over financial compensation, leadership will have to take a forward-looking approach to restructuring the workplace landscape.

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What Are Cookies

What are cookies?

used with permission from Norton by Symantec

Mention “cookies” and most people expect a chocolate chip treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t on the dropdown menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects. Yet they do a great deal of the work that makes it more convenient for you to browse the Internet — and they can be troublesome if you don’t know how to clear or delete cookies.

Meet the computer cookie

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Insert Video In PowerpointInserting a Video in PowerPoint

Do you have a video file that you’d like to include in your PowerPoint presentation? You can link to a YouTube video or exit your presentation to open up a file somewhere else… or you could embed a video file that’s in the presentation itself!

So if you have video file on hand, here’s how you insert it and get it to automatically play. And you don’t have to bring the separate video file with you.

We’ll start with a blank slide in PowerPoint.

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Non-Technical Security Tips

Business Continuity Tip: non-Technical Security Tips for the Office

You don’t need to be a tech expert in order to master security practices to keep your sensitive data safe. Here are three quick tips for improving security in your office.

1. Keep a clean desktop. At the end of every day, organize your desk, remove unnecessary papers and items, and lock documents with sensitive information (like client information and account numbers) in a drawer.

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“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken”

— Oscar Wilde


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