The Hewlett Foundation just announced its top five ideas in its Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge. The problem Hewlett is trying to solve is the dearth of good visuals for cybersecurity. A Google Images Search demonstrates the problem: locks, fingerprints, hands on laptops, scary looking hackers in black hoodies. Hewlett wanted to go beyond those tropes.
I really liked the idea, but find the results underwhelming. It’s a hard problem.
Hewlett press release.
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.