Good Afternoon everyone.  It has been a busy past couple of months in the Fraser, Ltd. IT world.  Yesterday I was given the Executive Director’s Certificate of Appreciation for all my hard work and exemplifying the value of “service above self” within the Fraser, Ltd. organization.  Along with the certificate I was awarded a dozen colorful roses.

Now for some IT helpful hints.

Today’s helpful hints have to deal with security.  Each of you is responsible for keeping information confidential within your organization.  By following these simple steps you will be able to keep your information confidential and the information of the people that we support.


  1. Use strong passwords.  A strong password is a word or a combination of letters and numbers that are (a) at least 8 characters long (b) does not contain your name, your company or your user name (c) is not a dictionary word (d) contains a character such as $@! Or numbers.  An example of a strong password would be tg34uwU!
  2. Do not enable the “Save Password” option
  3. Don’t save files to your computer, save them to the network
  4. Lock your computer when you leave for a short period of time.  To lock your computer press Control Alt and Delete all together and then when the screen prompts you select Lock Computer
  5. Do not open questionable e-mails


Fun Facts


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