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White hats come in different colours.

Showing the hackers are everyday people, not all of whom have evil motivations. I suggest people posing in white hats in various locations.

Photo of Sarah Youd
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Photo by Ryoji Hayasaka on Unsplash(stockfoto)

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

I have learnt about the prevailing stereotype so in the media/internet/community regarding hackers and cybersecurity. I have also learnt about the counters to those stereotypes; the everyday men and women operating on the internet and their motivations for hacking (eg. Safe access to the internet in countries where it is unsafe to access). This is what motivated me to use men and women in this pitch, to show everyday men AND a women are part of this environment but also part of the community.

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

I am a young Australian woman who is engaged with the media and the community and increasingly engaged with technology, the internet and curiousity about cyber communities. This will be an opportunity for me to learn further.

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

To further engage with the online community and continue to learn more about it.

What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

  • I have never worked in cybersecurity before but am excited to learn more and get involved.

What best describes you?

  • Other

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • Someone in my network (word of mouth)

Location: City


Location: State / District


Location: Country

  • Australia


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Photo of Leila Woolheater

Hi Sarah Youd. I'd been taking a look at your entry to see if you had a sketch or original photo that you'd taken to see the first of the possible series. If you don't have a hat that's white, you could also expand your idea to photograph people in hats of other colors. Cybersecurity also has many references to red teams, blue teams, and purple teams. With a few more colors of possible hats to choose from, it might make the challenge a bit more likely to match a hat that more people already own. It's also possible to expand on the idea of hat to include scarves, berets, or even party hats.

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