A strong CNet password is your first line of defense against anyone trying to gain access to your University account. The guidelines for a secure University password is one that contains at least 12 characters and combines letters, numbers, and symbols.

Alternately, you can choose a passphrase, which contains at least 19 characters, including punctuation and spaces between words or letters. These University password guidelines also provide best practices to follow when creating a password for any website login.

Get more detailed tips about creating strong passwords and keeping your passwords secure. Also, remember to update your password regularly.