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By Clare O’Gara
Tue | Oct 29, 2019 | 5:30 AM PDT

You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

But for all the words circling around the internet about cybersecurity, we don't see nearly as many images—at least good ones. Until now.

OpenIDEO created the Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge with the goal to "reimagine the visual language of cybersecurity by elevating more representative imagery."

The top five finishers in the contest were recently announced. Check out the winning images that are pushing the cybersecurity conversation forward.

Virtually as one

Artist: Claudio Rousselon

"Cyber alliances with the help of technology."


The Cuckoo's Egg

Artist: Ivana

"Misplaced trust is the beginning of every bad bedtime story about 'the cyber.'"



Artist: Mariah Jochai

"In the natural world, sometimes a species' self-defense mechanism is the ability to not be seen by predators."

So Long and Thanks for All the Phishing

Artist: Abraham Pena

"The false sense of security in the argument that one would never be a target is just the result of a lack of security awareness education."

Digital Privacy & Encryption. Simplified.

Artist: Afsal Cmk

"A depiction of digital privacy and encryption through physical-world scenarios and intuitive visuals."


It's an interesting contest, isn't it?

Check out more details about the contest and the winners here.

Also, let us know: What are the most powerful images you've seen when it comes to cybersecurity? Does your organization use security visuals effectively?

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