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. 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. Jessica 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.
We are living in a knowledge economy where information has become incredibly valuable and experiencing a cyber attack or data breach impacts an organisation’s bottom line. The cyber threat landscape is composed of malicious and non-malicious threats, which are both internal and external. Motivations for malicious attacks vary
– and depending on your organisation’s industry and the data it creates, receives, shares and stores, it will be the target of different attack actors and methods. Cyber security is about people, process, information and technology and as such is a business issue, not just an IT one. Effective business leaders need to understand what cyber security means to them and their organisations.
Jessica will use real-life case studies to address: