It is vital that we continuously improve our cybersecurity knowledge and habits. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – use this as your opportunity to learn something new and enhance your existing cybersecurity habits.  

What Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month About? 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is about helping individuals learn about cybersecurity and how best to incorporate good habits into their daily routines. Practicing appropriate cybersecurity habits allow us to protect ourselves online against threats to technology and confidential information. This year’s efforts are led by The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) with the theme “See Yourself in Cyber”.  

“See Yourself In Cyber” 

This year’s cybersecurity campaign “See Yourself in Cyber” demonstrates that though cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, it ultimately comes back to being about people. This year CISA encourages individuals to focus on initiating cybersecurity efforts to learn, share knowledge, and change their bad habits to ultimately encourage people to better their overall cybersecurity in a world full of technology dangers.  

How YOU Can “See Yourself In Cyber” 

Throughout October, take time to incorporate new cybersecurity habits to enhance your safety online.  

  1. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication 

  1. Use Strong Passwords 

  1. Recognize and Report Phishing 

  1. Update Your Software 

  1. Don’t Connect To Unprotected/Public Wi-Fi  

  1. Backup Critical Files 

  1. Verify Requests for Private Information 

  1. Keep A Clean Machine 

  1. Always Lock Your Devices  

Why It Is SO Important To Have Good Cybersecurity 

Taking basic steps to protect your reputation, online information and privacy is crucial. Putting strong cybersecurity habits in place will protect you and your reputation now and years down the road.  

Banterra wants your privacy and online information to be as secure as possible. For more security tips and resources, view our Privacy & Security page on