Having a secure password is critical to the security of your Information Services. Neglecting to create a strong password policy increases the chances of unauthorized access or compromised data. The SANS institute suggests that a strong password policy will typically include the following characteristics:
Contain a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, punctuation, numbers, and symbols.
Contain at least 12-14 characters.
Be unique from other accounts owned by the user.
Never include dictionary words.
Never include patterns of characters.
Never use information that is or might become publicly associated with the user of the account.
Never use passwords which consist wholly of any simple combination of the aformentioned weak components.
Additionally, you can navigate to the Hostek Password Generator to generate a secure password.
You can read more about strong password policy here 1 from the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute.