CIS harnesses the power of a global IT community to safeguard public and private organizations against cyber threats.
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection response and recovery for U.S. State, Local, Tribal and Territorial government entities. CIS is home to the MS-ISAC.
Our security best practices are referenced global standards verified by an objective, volunteer community of cyber experts.
Secure Online Experience
CIS is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to provide a secure online experience for all.
Press-release • 18 Aug 2017
Benchmark • 17 Aug 2017
Blog post • 14 Aug 2017
Blog post • 11 Aug 2017
Newsletter • 10 Aug 2017
Advisory • 08 Aug 2017
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.