Find Out the Meaning Behind Our New Look

Hi and Welcome 👋

Firstly, we would like to say a massive thanks for stopping by – we’re excited to update you! We have spent a considerable amount of time choosing and creating the look and feel for Cyber Scotland Connect. The security community in Scotland is one to be marvelled at, so something to emulate and represent that has been no mean feat to create.

 

Let’s start with the colour scheme…

We wanted something different, something warm and inviting for community members to feel proud to be a part of. As such, the chosen colour scheme uses vibrant shades of purple and pink, these warm colours also subliminally communicate that we are a Scottish based community group.

Why the shield?

We thought long and hard about this  – we aim to be as accessible as possible through championing simplicity, the shield can be viewed as an icon of strength, which is further underpinned by it’s common use in Cyber and Information security circles as being a symbol for ‘safety’. This is directly relevant to us, and what we’re trying to create – whilst we are at our core a community driven hub, this symbol highlights the safe and welcoming values that we want community members to feel, to share and embody when attending events and sharing thoughts and ideas online.

The shield is fragmented into three stand-alone pieces;

One of our core values is inclusion to all – so we decided to do things a liittle differently and put a spin on the original shield concept. Interested in how we did that? You guessed it, we fragmented it – why? We felt it important to visualise the unification from different backgrounds to create strength as a community, which is also why in the full colour logo each fragment is a different colour. 🛡️

Subsequently, these pieces align with the three core building blocks that are the unspoken three pillars at the heart of our proposition; our digital presence, our Scottish engineering heritage – for which Scotland is globally renowned, and connecting with other people within the community (online or in person).

Last but certainly not least, the icon in the logo it can be abstractly viewed as two shields inter-linking, which assists in visually communicating where CSC originated – through the merger of two InfoSec meet-ups, and pays homage to the co-leaders of the community as it grows and flourishes. We hope you’ve enjoyed discovering the meaning behind our new look and feel!

 

Thanks for reading, as always we’d love to hear your thoughts so please let us know what you think via this link. 🙌