October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Secretary Carlos Ramos encourages all Californians to pledge their commitment to online safety at work and home by taking the Cyber Security Pledge before October 31, 2012.

Take the Cyber Security Pledge Today! 

Why is cyber security important?

  • Cyber Crime is big business costing 24 countries $388 billion in 2011
  • Cyber crime has impacted 431 million adults around the world in the past year
  • 44% of all online adults have experienced cyber crime in the last year
  • 42% percent of younger children (grades 4-8) have been cyber bullied

Practicing these safety tips can also help Californians protect their computers, smartphones and mobile devices from online threats: