Cybersecurity in the Golden State
How California Businesses Can Protect Against and Respond to Malware, Data Breaches and Other Cyberincidents

California is at the center of the digital revolution that is changing the world. Because of work done by companies right here in our home state, we are more connected – and empowered – than ever before. But we are also increasingly vulnerable. Unfortunately, cyber-crime, data breaches, theft of proprietary information, hacking and malware incidents are now routine.

Every business in California should follow the steps summarized in the attached guide “Cybersecurity in the Golden State” in order to reduce the chance they will be a victim of cybercrime. These measures, however, cannot guarantee that businesses will avoid cyber-security incidents, and the Guide therefore contains recommendations for how to prepare an effective cybersecurity incident response plan.