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Membership combines and automates the CIS Benchmarks, CIS Controls, and CIS-CAT Pro into a powerful and time-saving cybersecurity resource.
CIS-CAT Pro enables users to assess conformance to best practices and improve compliance scores over time.
Our security best practices are referenced global standards verified by an objective, volunteer community of cyber experts.
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Media mention • 29 Oct 2020
Media mention • 28 Oct 2020
CIS Benchmarks™ • 27 Oct 2020
Blog post • 26 Oct 2020
White paper • 26 Oct 2020
Webinar • 22 Oct 2020
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.