Security Cards

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Method Overview

Security Cards are a set of ethical considerations presented as cards, designed for teams to consider the potential security threats and human impacts their products may have in order to avoid such negative consequences.

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Getting Started

You will need 

Materials:  Set of Security Cards

Participants: Individual, Group

Steps (

  1. Security Cards compose of 42 cards divided into 4 dimensions; Choose the dimension(s) that apply to your product or project
  2. Use an indeterminate number of cards within that/those dimension(s) and consider how your own work relates to this context/concept.
  3. Implement your findings into your design approaches in order to avoid potential negative impacts and consequences


Further Reading

Security Cards


Home: The security cards: A security threat brainstorming kit. Home | The Security Cards: A Security Threat Brainstorming Kit. (n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2022, from 

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