Security is a busy, complicated word. When we think of our health, the environment or our money, it’s absence makes us nervous. During travel, security could mean protection from illness or airplane safety. At home, it’s about keeping our family safe. So how do we picture security? From data privacy and internet predators, to vaccines and food safety and from bank security to global terrorism, the desire for security is everywhere. We can picture anything from babies cradled by strong arms to bank vaults surrounded by armed guards or simple images of finger prints and security cameras. The idea of security is somewhat of a struggle: something we may never attain, but constantly desire. It’s also at war with itself because we’re even fearful of government surveillance and scrutiny—we’re afraid of systems designed to keep us safe being used against us. The way we portray security visually will keep changing, as new threats arise.