Start Secure, Stay Secure A CIS SecureSuite Membership combines and automates the CIS Benchmarks, CIS Controls, and CIS-CAT Pro into one powerful, time-saving cybersecurity resource for businesses, nonprofits, and governmental entities.
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Advisory • 14 Jun 2019
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White paper • 10 Jun 2019
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.