(Institute for Applied Network Security)
2015 – 2017
By: Victor Morse | Additional Credits: Dave Hatch, Catherine Riggi, Aaron Shi
Starting in August 2015 we began designing and building the current IANS corporate website. The project was completed within 6 months, in excess of 100+ pages, with original content, and significantly under budget. The website was built using a Bootstrap base with a custom theme that Catherine and I designed, and I coded. Aaron Shi set the basics up on the Sitefinity CMS, and continues to provide back-end development support. I also maintained and made several updates to the site at IANS.
A custom theme was designed and built to be extremely minimalistic and accentuate the valuable content IANS provides. IANS, being a Information Security consultantcy group, required the site to be built securely. Besides expanding my current web design and development skills, I also learned an extensive amount about information security and how to build more secure websites.
Branding & Marketing
Coinciding with the website redesign, we also started redesigning the IANS brand and visual style. Like the website, the marketing collateral keeps the simplified, yet encyclopedic style of the website. Being marketing and advertising pieces, we did tweak the style for a more marketable feel. A large portion of the work consisted of creating one-sheets and reports similar to white-papers.
Talking about Information Security is hard. Talking to non-technical people can be extremely hard. I created numerous icons and graphics for IANS to help them explain complex InfoSec topics or points. The graphics were used in web, print, and PowerPoint materials. I also created a public repository via our cloud file-sharing service where any IANS employee can pull graphics for their reports or presentations.
IANS holds numerous Information Security events around the country throughout the year. They utilize a service called CVENT to manage events and provide an app for each event. I was tasked with creating graphics for the app and bringing it into line with current brand styles. Responsible for custom icon creation and graphics formatting.
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