Users should not depend on the built-in file locking in Microsoft Office for confidential info. Any number of programs can be used to circumvent the protections instead, users can encrypt such files using PGP or, for Windows computers, WinZip.
The system known as \\fas-depts is available and provides a sufficient level of security for CI. Many Economics faculty members already have accounts on this system. For information about or access to this server, please call 5-9000.