We asked our team of video production experts to sit down with our team of technology PR pros and curate this list of the best cyber security videos. Here’s what they came up with.
Secure Freeze by Cisco
They said: Cisco have really upped the game here. A beautifully shot and seriously stylish film with high production value, which keeps your attention right to the end.
Don’t be a Billy by Stay Safe Online
They said: This old-time video doesn’t promote a cyber security product, but rather uses old-time looking footage to teach a few basics of personal cyber security.
Internet Privacy Prank by Buzzfeed
They said: The Buzzfeed team got together to prank some unsuspecting people on the street and show them just how easy (and somewhat frightening) it can be to find out just about anything about just about anyone online; remember to check your privacy settings, folks!
Breaches Stop Here by CrowdStrike
They said: Bold, gamified visuals with a retro feel keep you hooked on this short video from CrowdStrike. In an ever-transforming cyber security space, they offer the first cloud-native platform to keep your data safe.
Cyber Security Summit by Kapersky
They said: The cool, Tron-like visuals make this compelling animated cyber security short really stand out in a crowded space.
AT&T Threat Manager
They said: Whether it’s the cinematic sound design or crisp, high-tech aesthetic, the experts at AT&T give you a sense that they really know what they’re doing.
Our security is in the Network by Cisco
They said: Cyber security can be complicated, and no one knows that better than Cisco. In this short advert they quickly convey their expertise in the topic.
Kapersky Internet Securit
They said: Sometimes the simplest approach is the most effective. This bright and cartoonish video from Kapersky delivers a clear message, without the use of voiceover.
Security by Facebook
They said: Don’t be fooled by the simple animation style, this Facebook short delivers solid messaging though a selection of handy tips.
They said: The team at Arrow Security make use of mixed live and comic-style animation to get their message across, reminding us to be vigilant. It’s short, cool and creepy!
Cyber Security 360 By JTI
They said: Smart graphics in this intriguing piece from JTI are given a very contemporary spin through the smart use of 360 technology.
Home Security System by Arlo Smart
They said: Promoting a smart home security product can be tricky in a saturated market. This fun little explainer stands out with its cute characters and clean graphics.
Internet Security by Norton
They said: Who doesn’t love a celebrity cameo? Combine that with a magical unicorn and you’ve got yourself a commercial that people will pay attention to. This ad from Norton makes use of metaphor to remind you to secure your online assets.
National CyberSecurity Awareness Month by The Obama White House
They said: Not a corporate video, but as this smooth talker walks through some basic cybersecurity information you’ll feel yourself lulled into a sense of… security.
Network Threat Prevention by Bitdefender
They said: Bitdefender’s witty scene is a winner. It’s a short and simple premise that keeps things light in an often complex and dark cybersecurity field.
The Cyber Kill Chain by Panda Security
They said: Cool 3D graphics and a smart music choice power this slick Panda Security explainer animation, delivering a complex message in a straightforward way.
Norton Customer Stories by Norton
They said: A customer testimonial can be a seriously powerful business tool. In this Norton film, Bruce gives us a relatable run-down of how Norton has transformed his online security habits.
Without the Best Cyber Security, Bad things happen (Art thief edition) by Check PointSoftware
They said: Check Point Software Technologies created a series of short (30 second) videos that show what happens when you don’t have adequate cyber security.
Wherever work happens, cyber threats are watching by Palo Alto Networks
Ominous music and muted colour grading? Tick. Gillian Anderson? Tick. A powerful (and slightly funny) film that reminds us how constant cyber security threats are in our everyday lives.
Cyber security by La Trobe
They said: A very effective use of music and brooding visuals make this dramatic La Trobe film stand out from the crowd.
Donning the Digital Mask: Anonymous by Chris Finn
They said: Rather than focusing on what you can do to prevent cyberattacks, this film shines a light on the group of pranksters/hackers/activists known as Anonymous.
Cyber Security Gametrailer by BeOne
They said: A cheeky, very dramatic trailer for a cyber security educational VR game for employees from BeOne. A smart product promoted in a cool manner!
How Russia Hacked America by the Atlantic
They said: Seemingly an update to the now outdated whiteboard animation, this complex infographic-style animation from The Atlantic breaks down how Russia hacked the 2016 American election, and why it matters.
Cyber Security by HP
They said: HP had a few impressive stats to share back in 2014, and this short ad has some great visuals to underline those points.
Smarter Planet Smarter Cyber Security by IBM
They said: The shortest video on the list, the colourful visuals work really well in landing the message that IBM are spotting thousands of threats every day.
See Kevin Hack Live by Kevin Mitnick
They said: Few methods are more effective than a live demonstration. While this video is very long, we suggest skipping to the 3 minute mark to see how easy it is to hack into a remote computer.
Cyber Security 1 by LSTCNVRSTN
They said: I would say that it’s rare for videos of any kind (particularly animation) to remain relevant and visually appealing even a couple of years after publication. This video is an exception to the rule.
Cybersecurity Explainer by Connect
They said: A stylishly animated short from Connect, this classy explainer delivers a clear and crisp message in under its 90 second run time.
Protection test by Kapersky Lab
They said: Slick, creepy and effective: this protection test from Kapersky Lab is hard to look away from!