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- Connect with CIS staff and developers for technical support
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White paper • 24 May 2018
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Advisory • 21 May 2018
Blog post • 17 May 2018
Advisory • 16 May 2018
Blog post • 15 May 2018
Passwords are a major defense against hackers, and developing good password practices will help keep your sensitive personal information and identity more secure. Here are some suggestions for developing better passwords:
- Passwords should have at least eight characters, including uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, and symbols.
- Avoid common words; some hackers use programs that try every word in the dictionary.