Leverage the human side of cyber to strengthen your security
Dr Jessica Barker MBE:
Leader in the human side of cyber security
Dr Jessica Barker MBE is a best-selling author and international keynote speaker.
An award-winning leader in the human side of cyber security, she has delivered face-to-face awareness sessions to over 50,000 people in over 25 countries. Named one of the top 20 most influential UK women in cyber security, she is the go-to cyber expert for media including the BBC, Sky News and Wired magazine.
Jessica has delivered over 80 keynotes, including NATO, the World Government Summit, and RSA. Her speaking engagements bring the sociology and psychology of cyber security to life. She serves on numerous industry boards, including the UK Government Cyber Security Board. In June 2023, Jessica was awarded an MBE for services to cyber security by King Charles III in his first Birthday Honours.
Known for her ability to engage everyone from senior executives to ethical hackers, she brings energy, enthusiasm, and fun to cyber security. Jessica is co-Founder of the cyber security company Cygenta, where she focuses on her purpose to advance cyber security awareness, behaviour, and culture in organisations around the world.
The author of the bestseller ‘Confident Cyber Security’ and co-author of ‘Cybersecurity ABCs’, she helps audiences around the world understand why people are the heart of cyber security.
When Jessica is not working, she loves learning and over the years she has taken classes in everything from horse riding to singing to circus skills. Born in the North East of England, she now lives in Las Vegas, USA, with her husband FC and their cat Bubble.
It is speakers like Jessica who move the quality needle for us