Jessica Barker‘s Biography
Dr Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cyber security. Co-founder of a cyber security consultancy, Redacted Firm, she is engaged by organisations of all sizes, from multi-national firms to SMEs.
Jessica’s consultancy experience, technical knowledge and sociology background equip her with unique insight, and she has a talent for translating technical messages to a non-technical audience. Her clients include: multi-national banks and financial institutions, international defence corporations and governments as well as retail, health and commercial entities.
Her work surrounds 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 specialisms span cyber security awareness, behaviour and culture.
Jessica’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. She also runs the website ww.cyber.uk, dedicated to cyber security news, information and guidance.
Jessica is passionate about encouraging young people to become more engaged with cyber security, working with TeenTech and the UK’s Cyber Security Challenge. She has recently chaired panels at the Commonwealth Cyber Security Forum in London, the Financial Services Summit 2016 in London and the GSMA Mobile 360 event in the Hague.