Cyber Security Cartoons
A gallery of cartoons relating to cyber-security created by Chris Slane.
Authenticate before you communicate
Cartoon depicts a hacker hiding behind a cutout image of a boss talking to a woman in accounts "Hey - your boss here - I need you to drop everything else and pay this huge bill ASAP!" Woman thinks "Hmmm doesn't sound like my boss" - title - 'Authenticate before you communicate - check for fake email urls. '
Cyber War Spills Over Borders
Cartoon depicts a Russian bear looming over the globe throwing computer viruses, and exotic malware beasts at Ukraine which are rebounding over the borders while onlookers comment "There are no borders in a cyber war" - slogan is "War videos often go viral - so can suspicious links websites & downloads'
UPI Code Scam
Cartoon depicts a scammer looming in the window of a house to suggest to a surprised woman "Getting paid* is so much more convenient with a QR code" and he thinks "*stealing your cash"- caption reads 'In UPI you scan a QR code only when paying'
Geotag Hacker Poster
Cartoon depicts a woman reclining on a tropical beach uploading a selfie photo of herself saying "Loving this holiday location #vaycay" The next frame shows a burglar breaking into her home holding a phone with her photo on the screen saying "Thanks for your geotag #truecrime" Share Good memories with friends not locations with stalkers: Turn Off your geotagging.,stalkers
Fending Off the Sharks
Cartoon depicts the crew of an open boat desperately trying to fend off sharks labelled as various forms of cyber attack - the CEO asks "We have good backup right?"
Pharaoh's Weak Password
Cartoon depicts the exterior tomb of a pharaoh ruler in ancient Egypt with cartoon hieroglyphics translated to 'Security' while two archaeologists look on at the broken extrance to the tomb door "they should have used longer curses combining letters numerals upper-case and non-alphanumeric characters" Caption - 'Passwords are like toothbrushes - best when new.'
Castle Password Poster
A guard defending a castle wall cries "Oh no they're trying to guess our password" besigers attempt to open the castle doors via keypad entry - Subtitle reads security is only as good as your password.
Home Burglar Laptop Poster
Cartoon shows a burglar running away from a house carrying a stolen laptop while two workers returning home ask "What harm could there be in emailing some files to myself at home?"
Free USB Drive Hacker Poster
Cartoon depicts an office worker who sees a device on the ground outside a building and thinks "Cool- a free USB drive" and a hacker in a hoody lurks nearby thinking "Cool - free access to his PC - his company - network - banking"
Valentines Day Gift Scam
Cartoon shows a woman sitting in an office pleased to receive a fake prize email ‘Congratulations you have won a valentines Daygift card for 7 days free’ titled ‘Love is blind but you are not -beware of enticements'
Cartoon shows Diwali lights and symbols representing elements of computer security with the message "Happy Diwali - May the light win over thedarkness of cyber evil".
Snake Pond April Fools Day
Birds are attracted to a website/bath which is really a snake in disguise.
Alert System Poster
"It alerts us if anyone accidentally tries to send confidential data to a private email address" says man about a klaxon and alarm light attached to the ceiling.
Airport Scam Poster
"Hi - I need your help quick I am at the airport and my phone's battery is just about flato go flat..."claims a scammer to a woman working at her desk. Caption reads 'It's ok to hang up on social engineers.'
Deep-fake Signs Poster
Cartoon shows an office with a man talking on a screen saying "Hello it's your boss calling Send me $240; 000" while a hacker hiding behind the screen pickpockets a wallet. 'Signs of a deepfake' Slogan - 'Dig Deeper - educate yourself on how to spot deep-fakes'
Cyber Attack - International Version
Cartoon depicts an office building under assault from bombs and missiles labelled with various forms of cyber attack - malware phish ransomware scam virus deep fakes -an exec says "It's a massive cyber attack but don't worry we have backup - pencils and carrier pigeons"
Cartoon depicts people in an elevator one saying "Careful some people have big ears round here" while a clown stands next to them.
Cartoon shows man answering office door to a padlock and a trash can who says "Hi - we're here to represent your next well-judged security decision".
Remembered All My First Passwords
Cartoon shows an elderly man on a porch with a cup of tea saying to a woman "Suddenly I can remeber all my first passwords".
Cartoon depicts an armed response team reacting to a computer displaying an alarm icon as a man pushing a button shouts "Inappropriate content" caption - 'Misuse of computers in the workplace is a significant cyber security risk'.
Missing Pieces About You
Cartoon depicts a woman behind a desk filling in a form on a computer screen talking to another woman who has peices of her head missing pieces of a jigsaw "We can give you much better service if you fill in a few missing peices about yourself" caption - 'Cookies are created to identify you when you visit a new website.'
Cookies Do All The Work
Cartoon depicts woman relaxing while cookies biscuits dance on her compter keyboard and click her mouse for her as she says to a man "I find it much easier allowing cookies to fill out online forms for me"
Avoid the Aftertought
Cartoon shows a man departing the office and thinking "Did I leave too much information on that customers's answering machine?" "Did I double check recipients of that confidential email?" "Did that person have authority for information on that customer;s account?" Frame 2 - 'At Home' lying wide awake in bed thinking - "Did I encript that file before I sent it?" "Did I classify that document correctly?""Should I set up an email delay rule?" "Should I tell someone about the mistake I made?" Subtitle - Avoid the afterthought - think before sending out information"
Lower Privacy Threshold
Cartoon depicts a lecturer who is dreesed only in his underwaer saying to a mixed audience "Now I wonder who among us might have a lower privacy threshold than others?"
Cartoon depicts a detective with a large magnifying glass tacking the large footprints packed with social media posts and logos behinf a young man who notices and says "!"
Survey On Privacy
Cartoon depicts a woman looking through the peep hole to see who is outside her door while a man pushes his head into the cat door saying "Hello I'm conducting a survey privacy"
Need To Know Principle (French)
Cartoon depicts a man oversharing to a woman taking down notes for a market survey - "My mother's maiden name blah blah - where I was born - so poor - blah blah - income last year was - blah blah".Subtitle - ENTRE NOUS, QUI A VRAIMENT BESOIN DE SAVOIR TOUT ÇA ? - 'BETWEEN US, WHO REALLY NEEDS TO KNOW ALL OF THIS?'
Need To Know Principle
Cartoon depicts a man oversharing to a woman taking down notes for a market survey - "My mother's maiden name blah blah - where I was born - so poor - blah blah - income last year was - blah blah".Subtitle - Operate On A 'Do They Really Need To Know?' Principle
Blabbbing Job Interview
Cartoon depicts a job interview with a grumpy panel memeber saying "We were going to employ you but then we discovered your main hobby was blabbing all over the internet" Subtitle - Careful what you share on the internet'
Cartoon depicts a series of buildings including a large fortress labelled 'Secure IT Environment Firewall' while a man sleeps at home in front of his PC and next door a hacker intercepting his digital communications to his office says "Bingo!"
Cartoon shows a woman tempted by a present labelled 'Special Offer' inside a rope lasso trap.
Ali Baba Disappointed
"Too bad Ali - They must have changed their password" says a friend after the phrase 'Open Sesame' failed to open Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' cave door...
"Too bad Aladdin They must have changed their password" says a friend after the phrase 'Open Sesame' failed to open Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' cave door...
Aladdin Guesses New Password
"Ok,Aladdin. Try Password 123" says a friend after the phrase 'Open Sesame' failed to open Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' cave door...
Le Freak Out
.Cartoon shows man in office tearing hair out as his computer displays a notification 'Warning - virus infection detected' wile a co-worker aks "Wow that's a new look what do you call it?" - he answers "Le freak out"..Subtitle: Own your mailbox - don't open unexpected attachments'..cartoon,security,virus,office,
Cleared Desk Policy
Office worker to another with everything on floor: "That's not what we meant by clean desk policy."..Subtitle: 'Don't make a scene, apply a clear desk policy'
"So far so good - our security is holding" says a male office worker to a female office worker as a blinfolded hacker tries to swat a pinata labelled 'Crucial Company Data'
Impact Assessment - Battering Ram (wide)
Medieval soldiers charge with battering ram. One soldier cautions: "Wait! Has anyone done a privacy impact assessment?"....battering.ram.soldiers.castle.caution.
Executive woman on a train advises a male executive wearing his jacket over his head and laptop - "You really should get a screen-protector" - caption is 'Don't bury your head about data protection'
If reform stops now all our sacrifices will have been in vain" claims a businessman sitting in a plush office - refers to damaging market monetarist reforms of the 1980s led by Minister of Finance Roger Douglas.
"This is the cheapest option in our range" says the shopkeeper offering a range of privacy enhancing technology, to a man with a zip over his mouth.
Castle Keypad Code
Castle is being stormed by an medieval army while one soldier tries to tap in a key code next to a door. A voice from inside says "Stop trying to guess our password."
Safe At Home
"At least you know they're safe at home" comments one mother to another while kids in the next room are on a computer about to give away security details to a phishing website.
Your Desk Night
Various people such as a cleaner a spy and office workers crowd around an unattended desk
At a lost luggage window a man sits in front of shelves filled with boxes labelled phones laptops USB's hard-drives discs reputations careers - Subtitle - A device is only as smart as the owner - keep them secure.
'If an offer looks too good...' a fisherman sitting in his boat is lured by a giant fishing rod dangling a sign that says "Congrats - you have won a lottery $$$"
Safe-crackers Use Password
"No need for all that - I just guessed their password" says a safe-cracker to another criminal as the door to a bank safe gapes open.