The Cloud Native Security Icons

Ilan Dray
5 min readMar 13, 2022

Welcome to the richest icon library related to the Cloud Native Security world and now part of Aquasec GitHub Open Source repository:

Enjoy more than 200 Free Cloud Native Security Icons! / Creative Commons License (cc)


Aqua Security is the largest pure-play cloud native security company, providing customers the freedom to innovate and accelerate their digital transformations. The Aqua Platform is the leading Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) and provides prevention, detection, and response automation across the entire application lifecycle to secure the supply chain, secure cloud infrastructure and secure running workloads wherever they are deployed.


Being part of a such revolutionary new industry is very challenging from a technology point of view but also from a creative angle.

Over the past years, I’ve been working with many cyber security startups from around the world, which helped me realize that there’s no standard for cyber iconography. Every time, we have to create new icons — this is true for each project I’ve worked with at Inkod, my digital studio, or during my journey as the VP Creative at Cybereason, or today as part of Aquasec team.

So never too late ;)

After many hours of research, competitive analysis, exploring cyber icons from all around the world to define what will be the standard, we at Aquasec are very pleased to introduce the richest set of cloud native security icons.

Special thanks to Dan Morgulis, UX Designer at Phenom and icon Master,
for his help and creativity with the ongoing FX mission to create a Cloud Native Security Icon Standard.

“Had a great time contributing to the design of Aqua’s Octopus iconography set!

It was a challenge to create the symbols that fit into the numerous constraints of an icon set — dimensions, readability, grid and the bold style of Aqua. It’s really satisfying to see it today as the most famous and selective icon library, hosted as an open source GitHub repository and part of The Noun Project.

As always, research and communication are key. We’ve saved a lot of time by getting the real “inside information” from the users of those assets to better understand the different use cases.”

This initiative is part of the broader Fusion Experience goal to create a holistic creative mindset and to connect the dots. Today, these icons are being used across channels while helping empower the brand of Aqua.

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Our mission was to define the Cloud Native Security icons standard and give it back to the community as part of our company values:

Driving Security Innovation in the Cloud Native Community

Our goal is to ensure that security drives faster adoption of cloud native technologies while helping companies avoid security risks. Open source drives this transformation forward.

As part of our open source philosophy and efforts to support the community, Aquasec is happy to offer everyone this unique icon library and our unique font, for free: The Aqua Droplet. You can download it here:

The Grid

The grid of our icons was improved to keep the bold look and feel but also to work in a small resolution (16x16 pixels). We invite you to read this Medium Article explaining the evolution of the Aqua Brand and the behind the scenes of this icon grid inspiration.

The Guideline

We defined some important rules to create much more homogeny around our new icons that are easy recognized and branded Aqua.

Creative Commons License (cc)

The Creative Commons license allows everyone to use our icons for any purpose in their projects. Of course, we will appreciate an appropriate credit. You can read more about Creative Commons License since it’s the part of The Noun Project.

Special Thanks to the Aqua’s Leadership Team, to the Creative Team and to the Aqua Open Source Team.

Thanks to Lena Fuks for the text editing ;)

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Ilan Dray

Senior Director Global Brand Experience @Aqua / Co-Founder Inkod & / Mentor & International Speaker / Author of Fusion Experience / Web 3.0 Lover