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Cyber Criminals Victimize You

Cyber Criminals are attacking everyone, not just the technically illiterate, big corporations or government.

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

They're attacking you and your loved ones. Not just Granny, but your kids, your brothers, your sisters. Pictures of real individual people affected by cyber crime: underage victim of cyber harassment. victim of extortion over inappropriate pictures online. victim of identity theft. cryptocurrency theft victim.

Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

They're attacking not just rich corporations, but the small businesses serving your community. Doctors, lawyers, grocery stores, flower shops etc. Pictures of real businesses/business owners affected by cyber crime.

What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)

I don't sketch.

Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)

The organization I founded in 2015: Ventura Enterprise Risk Management has helped law enforcement arrest more than 300 cyber criminals. Because of this, I have direct exposure to hundreds of different victims, as well as the perpetrators, and understand the nuances of the ecosystem intimately.

Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)

Cyber security is broken. A large part of the reason is lack of accountability. FUD is a major marketing initiative, but fails to understand the societal threat cyber crime presents. The Viking attacks in Europe as well as the rise of feudalism - turned into monarchies - is an example of how unbridled crime above a certain scale turns into society changing movements.

What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

  • I have considerable experience and/or knowledge in the cybersecurity field.

What best describes you?

  • I’m a cybersecurity professional with an interest in visuals.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • Other

Location: City

San Francisco

Location: State / District


Location: Country

  • United States of America

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Hello Calvin Liu !
Agreed, the cybersecurity world needs a revamp, and this is what we're currently doing with this challenge. I am wondering how we can turn the submission into a pro-active way of looking at how cybersecurity can aid the world. We have some great resources for your inspiration here: