When you read a cybersecurity news article, you’ll probably encounter one of these images: a shadowy hacker in a hoody, a glowing digital lock symbol, or a neon screen full of 1s and 0s.
Indeed, the stock imagery for cybersecurity topics is pretty unoriginal and full of dumbed-down concepts that risks perpetuating misconceptions about hacking. But a new project is aiming to change this. Last week, a foundation from Hewlett-Packard’s co-founder announced a contest calling on artists to come up with images that can better represent topics in cybersecurity.
“There is a massive opportunity to improve the ways in which cybersecurity is communicated, taught, and visualized,” says the Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge from the Hewlett Foundation.
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