Consider using mnemonic devices instead of common dictionary words for passwords. An example of a mnemonic password would be: “My best Friend is Cybersecurity in 2017!” This would create the password - MbFiCi2017! - which is clearly not in the dictionary, and does not make sense to anyone other than the creator. One rule of thumb is the longer the password, the stronger it is. The inclusion of multiple character sets - uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters (@#!$%&, etc.) will further enhance the strength of your password.