Stop. Wait... do I trust this email?
Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)
I grew up in a rural village in the north east of England, I went to university to study Fine Art, I've had various office jobs. I am pretty much your everyday, incredibly average, non-technical young professional. That was until 15 months ago, when I unexpectedly found myself working as an account manager at a cyber security consultancy. Now I spend most days talking to clients about their experiences and issues, advising on how they can improve their data and information security.
I am constantly shocked and saddened when hearing clients stories about their experiences with the cyber world, how it's affected their businesses in terms of reputation and finances, even more so when a lot of issues might never have happened with simple preventative actions.
One of the most common things i hear when talking to our clients, and in conversations outside of work, is the amount of phishing emails people are receive. These phishing emails can be very obviously untrustworthy and immediately deleted, but they can also be very sophisticated and well crafted by people with malicious intent, catching the intended targets unaware.
I hope this image starts to illustrates that. I would like to take this further and convey how these phishing emails can sometimes be incredibly convincing, encouraging people to take a moment to really consider emails and their contents trustworthiness.
Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)
My name is James Moffitt. I studied Fine Art at Falmouth University and after I graduated worked in a number of industries including renewable energy and more recently security.
I work as an Account Manager at a Cyber Security consultancy, but outside of my nine to five job i take on freelance illustration work.
Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)
As i work in Cyber Security and also illustration, i thought the challenge would be an interesting opportunity to take part in. It has already pushed me outside my comfort zone, as my normal illustrative style lends itself to children book illustration, which i am currently working on both illustrations for a clients book and one i have written myself.
Instagram handle @james_makes
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?
OpenIDEO email / social media
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