The reality of hacking and hackers - as not seen on TV.
What opportunity areas are you covering with this final portfolio? (250 characters)
Hackers and Hacking, Internet of Things, and Digital Privacy + Encryption.
How would you summarize your final portfolio in 100 words or less? (650 characters)
My final portfolio can be summarized by the phrase 'As Not Seen on TV'. Television and media constantly perpetuate stereotypes about cybersecurity that are misinformed and harmful. As a result, the average person does not know much about cybersecurity. I wanted these images not only be understood by cybersecurity professionals, but also the average person with no knowledge/experience in cybersecurity (like I was before this challenge).
What was the most useful feedback that you received? (1,000 characters)
The most valuable feedback I received was from my mentor during our call. He told me how he imagined my graphics being used, which was helpful in shifting my focus for my new graphics. He also provided me with a lot of insight about IoT and privacy, which motivated me to explore those areas in my new graphics.
How have your concepts evolved since the Ideas Phase? (1,000 characters)
I decided to explore other opportunity areas (Internet of Things and Digital Privacy + Encryption).
How have you been able to incorporate technical accuracy into your concepts? (1000 characters)
During my mentorship call I was able to better understand the opportunity areas I chose, which allowed me to create more technically accurate graphics.
How do your concepts expand the conversation on cybersecurity? (1000 characters)
Some of the concepts I decided to illustrate are quite relevant to the average person. For instance, changing the default password on devices is something the average person can do to protect themselves. Additionally, I hope by illustrating a more diverse hacker, those perpetuating the hacker stereotype understand the reality of hacking better.
If you were provided with additional time and resources, are there additional ways that you’d wish to reimagine the visual language of cybersecurity? (1,000 characters)
If given additional time and resources I would have liked to create visuals with a different medium. In particular, I would have liked to explore animation.
What resources did you find most helpful? (optional, 1,000 characters)
The OpenIDEO community (organizers, other OpenIDEO participants, mentor) were very supportive as they all provided their feedback/suggestions about my graphics. The guides/personas created by the Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge team was great to refer back to.