As we design the product experience at Rapid7, a key challenge for our team is
the presentation of critical security information in clear, immediate ways
despite the sheer amount of network and user data displayed in the user
interface. We refer to this as a signal-to-noise challenge: important data can
be easily lost against the background of unimportant information.
Since invisibility is a valuable part of a hacker's toolkit, we can use the
power of visual design to improve security simply by