Why you need to overhaul the way you show cybersecurity in your designs

What visuals would you use if a client set you the task of illustrating the issue of cybersecurity? Many designers still opt for dark colours, screens full of flying numbers, and perhaps an anonymous hooded figure hunched over a keyboard. 

It’s a lot like something from a William Gibson novel, and it’s an image that is starting to feel more than a little tired. With 2020 almost upon us, does this sinister and sensationalised idea of cyber doom really represent the depth of breadth of the cybersecurity field?

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.