Security is a busy, complicated word. When we think of our health, the environment or our money, its absence makes us nervous. During travel, security might mean protection from illness or airplane safety. At home, it’s about keeping our families 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. Therefore, how we convey the feeling of being secure visually can be quite varied: from babies cradled by strong arms to bank vaults surrounded by armed guards as well as simpler images of fingerprints and security cameras. Given the number of things we fear in our modern lives, the concept of security is somewhat of a struggle: something we may never attain, but constantly desire. It’s also one at war with itself; as a society, we’re also afraid of the laws and systems designed to keep us safe being used against us. The way we portray security visually will keep changing, as new threats arise.