Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart


Protect Yourself

Explore ways to protect essential services provided by state entities and the privacy of the residents’ information.

Cybersecurity Education Summit

The Summit gathers leaders from industry, government, and academia to engage, inform, educate, and empower California to stay ahead of cyber threats.

CyberStart America Scholarship

Last year, 70 of California’s students took home 500,000 in prizes that included training and scholarship money.

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically increased our state’s reliance on virtual tools for meetings, shopping, education, healthcare and government services. Moving quickly to virtual environments also opened the door for a greater number of cyberattack attempts on information technology assets in California, across the country and throughout the world. Organized cybercriminal groups have increased phishing, ransomware and other cybercrimes against government entities, healthcare organizations, public utilities, education facilities and corporations.

Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month was established to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the nation and around the world. Cybersecurity is a team effort that can succeed only when every individual and entity does its part to protect online information. Visit to learn more.

Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed October Cybersecurity Awareness Month