With a PhD in Civic Design and MA in research Methodology, Dr Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cyber security. She has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cyber security in the UK and awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50 in 2017.
The internet has become a core part of our working and personal lives and, with this growth, we create, share and store more and more information online. While this enriches our lives in many ways, it also opens us up to new risks and threats, meaning that cyber attacks and information breaches have grown in number, impact and prominence.
Equipped with years of experience running her own consultancy, Dr Jessica Barker works with a variety of organisations from small creative agencies through to global corporations. Her consultancy experience, technical knowledge and years working on the human side of cyber security give Jessica a unique insight. She is known for her clear communication style and for making cyber security accessible to all.
Dr Jessica Barker’s many appearances discussing cyber security 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. She frequently appears on the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Radio 4’s Today programme, Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show and more. She has been published in the Sunday Times and the Guardian, and frequently in industry press.
With a background in sociology and civic design, Dr Jessica Barker delivers thought-provoking and engaging keynote business presentations about cyber security around 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 cyber security.
Dr Jessica’s speaking engagements are rooted in the work she does around the psychology and sociology of cyber security, particularly regarding cyber security threats, social engineering, how to effectively communicate cyber security messages, the psychology of fear and cyber security, and the language of cyber security.
Her specialist areas span cyber security awareness, behaviour and culture.
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