Today’s post is in honor of week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Back in July of 2013, a study was released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which was funded by McAfee. It estimates that cyber crime costs the U.S. economy $100 billion dollars annually. If that’s not bad enough, its damage to the economy resulted in as many as 508,000 jobs lost. The next question is what can we do to lessen the effects of cyber crime? A great place to start is to check out STOPTHINKCONNECT.org. Here you will find many resources on cyber crime prevention. If you are a victim of a cyber crime or need to report a cyber crime, go to Stay Safe On-line to find additional resources including a tip sheet for victims of cyber crime. Prevention is ideal, however swift action will prevent others from being victimized.