Your digital x-ray scan
We have all become transparent. Our data is ‘out-there’, we are known, predictable, vulnerable, exposed; as if we all share a digital x-ray
Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)
This visual is about the idea of anonymised identities that are very easily revealed because our data is ‘out-there’, we are known, predictable, vulnerable, exposed. With every step we take online, we share different pieces of data about ourselves. Unless you're excessively restrictive in your online behaviour, we have all become pubic figures with a visible digital identity.
What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)
I think the challenge is not so much one of visualisation; it's a challenge for 'the experts' to explain either one of categories in complete and compelling terms understandable to laymen. No comparison between a 'cyber issue' and a physical world situation seems to be fit for purpose.
Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)
This is a joint effort from the team at ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) and an illustrator who's been providing cover illustrations for our policy reports. ICPC is multi-disciplinary team of young researchers and analysts. For instance, the team has backgrounds in journalism, IT security, social sciences, international relations, open source data analysis and social media platforms. We've been driving an innovative agenda of thought-provoking empirical research, national and regional capacity-building and pursuing an active media presence. While our focus is on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, our work is being read and used across the globe, from the US to Europe and East Asia.
Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)
Creative and innovative techniques are necessary to make some of our most critical cyber issues understandable, visible and tangible. We are consistently trying to find new ways to tackle these issues, both at home and abroad, while providing critical, nuanced and thoughtful policy recommendations. We like to intellectual and creative elements of this challenge. In the office, we've always joked about how tired and hackneyed the hacker in a hoody image is. It's easy to formulate a problem, but coming up with a solution or alternative is easier said than done. We like to be at the forefront of these creative efforts.
www.aspi.org.au/icpc (see our reports with the purpose-made illustrations) http://www.wesmountain.com/ https://twitter.com/_JohannaWeaver/status/1139705216939388935?s=20
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?
Hewlett Foundation website / social media
Location: State / District
Australian Capital Territory