Today’s Guest Editor: Dr Jessica Barker
This Christmas, Infosecurity has invited some top industry names to each fill the role of guest editor for a day, and we are delighted to introduce Dr Jessica Barker, who will be taking the reins today.
Dr Barker is a leader in the human nature of cybersecurity, has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cybersecurity in the UK and awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50 in 2017.
Equipped with years of experience from running her own consultancy, she co-founded Cygenta in 2018, working with a variety of organizations from small creative agencies through to multi-national banks. Her consultancy experience, technical knowledge and sociology background give her unique insight. She is known for her clear communication style and for making cybersecurity accessible to all.
Jessica delivers thought-provoking and engaging presentations across the world, at corporate events as well as practitioner and academic conferences. Known for her ability to engage everyone from senior executives to ethical hackers and creative workers, she brings energy, enthusiasm and fun to cybersecurity. Her speaking engagements are rooted in the work she does around the psychology and sociology of cybersecurity, particularly regarding cybersecurity threats, social engineering, how to effectively communicate cybersecurity messages, the psychology of fear and cybersecurity, and the language of cybersecurity. Her specialisms span cybersecurity awareness, behavior and culture.
Jessica’s many appearances discussing cybersecurity on national and international TV and Radio have cemented her place as the media’s go-to expert on subjects that require graceful, clear and engaging communication of technical subjects. Jessica and her husband FC were Guest Curators of the 2018 Cheltenham Science Festival and are keen supporters of the NCSC Cyber Schools Hub, TeenTech and the Cyber Security Challenge.
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