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A Symbol for Security

Everything is vulnerable, we need a sign to show that it's still normal, and we're safe.

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Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

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

All cybersecurity images are all dark and eery (for now). It is one of those things you don't think about until something bad happens, what are the warning signs. If everything was bright and joyful, would we be confused with the image?

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

I'm a designer, currently in graduate school, exploring possible futures.

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

A challenge and to see other perspectives on the subject.


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?

  • I’m a visual design graduate student.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO email / social media

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Location: Country

  • United Kingdom

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Photo of Dima Boulad

Welcome to the challenge, and thank you for your contribution Andrew Seetoh ! Can you walk us through your concept and sketch in a few lines?

Photo of Andrew Seetoh

I believe that a symbol for cybersecurity would be an essential element to help us be more vigilant.

The intent of the symbol is to represent the internet-connected system vulnerability visually. Much like the WiFi symbol or a gas indicator, the "Cyne" (WIP name), would indicate vulnerability status and also warn if there are any abnormalities. On hardware packaging, the Cyne would certify that the company has implemented security measures for its users.