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Simplifying what first comes to mind when thinking about security essentials.

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I think that when people hear "cyber security", they think about these big concepts that they have no control over, and they simply give up. They think that "Oh, that's not for me.", or "That's not my responsibility." When in reality, it is everyone's responsibility to make sure our data is save. There are so many steps that you can take to make not only your own data safe, but make the whole world a safer place for information. By simplifying just a few of the steps that EVERY person can take, hopefully people can gain confidence in what they are doing and realize that they can make a difference.

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I think that when people hear "cyber security", they think about these big concepts that they have no control over, and they simply give up. They think that "Oh, that's not for me.", or "That's not my responsibility." When in reality, it is everyone's responsibility to make sure our data is save. There are so many steps that you can take to make not only your own data safe, but make the whole world a safer place for information. By simplifying just a few of the steps that EVERY person can take, hopefully people can gain confidence in what they are doing and realize that they can make a difference.

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

I learned how difficult it is to narrow down the huge list of tasks that you must do to protect data into a bite sized chunk. I also learned how to get back to the basics and look at tasks from a larger viewpoint.

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

I am a recent college graduate who now has a job in the IT field doing what he loves. I have always been fascinated by technology and what we can accomplish with it.

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

I agree that the common image that comes to mind of the "scary figure with the dark hood at a keyboard" is outdated and not accurate. We need to change that image, and hopefully we can collaborate and educate the general public better.

What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

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

What best describes you?

  • I’m a visual creator by hobby.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • In the news

Location: City

Columbus

Location: State / District

Ohio

Location: Country

  • United States of America

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I think this is a good design for a bullet-point review of good practices and likely would wind up in powerpoint presentations if licensed for general use on the web. Good job.

As a fellow entrant, I invite you to visit my submission and let me know how you think it could be improved.. https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/cybersecurity-visuals/review/what-is-appropriate-encryption

Best of luck.

John Messing

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