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The Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge: Image Examples Not Meeting Challenge Criteria

Too often, visuals in the cybersecurity space reflect surface level understanding influenced by sensationalist media. We see pictures of locks, white men in hoodies, or green 1s and 0s that do little to convey the reality of this complicated, critically important topic.

The following stock images are examples of the kind of visual language that would not meet the criteria of what we're looking for in this Challenge.

What We’re Not Looking For

  • Overly abstract or conceptual submissions not based in a technical understanding of cybersecurity.
  • Overused, stereotypical, fear-inducing images of cybersecurity. These create personal misperceptions and aversions, and may lead to a series of repercussions regarding public understanding of cybersecurity and data safety. 
  • Misrepresentation or overgeneralization of the cybersecurity space.












Note that all above stock images were purchased via Shutterstock.