The world is more digitally connected than ever before, and with this connectivity, comes vulnerability. It is therefore vital that all professionals understand cyber risk and how to minimize it. This means that cyber security skills are in huge demand, and there are vast career opportunities to be taken.
On this week’s InSecurity, Matt Stephenson welcomes Dr Jessica Barker, co-founder/CEO of Cygenta, author and keynote speaker at RSA 2020 for a chat about the current state of cybersecurity in a world that changes not just day to day, but hour to hour. Dr Barker puts her high powered perception on the people involved in the daily operation of keeping data secure and accessible. It’s not all 1s and 0s… often times it’s the people who make and break cybersecurity.
About Dr Jessica Barker
Dr Jessica Barker (@drjessicabarker) is a leader in the human nature of cyber security, 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. She is the Chair of ClubCISO.
Equipped with years of experience running her own consultancy, she co-founded Cygenta, where she follows her passion of positively influencing cybersecurity awareness, behaviours and culture in organisations around the world.
Her consultancy experience, technical knowledge and background in sociology and civic design give her unique insight. She is known for her clear communication style and for making cyber security accessible to all.
Dr Barker 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 CEOs to ethical hackers and creative workers, she brings energy, enthusiasm and fun to cyber security.
Jessica’s new book Confident Cyber Security is coming in 2020, published by Kogan Page.
About Confident Cyber Security
This jargon-busting guide will give you a clear overview of the world of cyber security. Exploring everything from the human side to the technical and physical implications, this book takes you through the fundamentals: how to keep secrets safe, how to stop people being manipulated and how to protect people, businesses and countries from those who wish to do harm.
Featuring real-world case studies from Disney, the NHS, Taylor Swift and Frank Abagnale, as well as social media influencers and the entertainment and other industries, this book is packed with clear explanations, sound advice and practical exercises to help you understand and apply the principles of cyber security. Let Confident Cyber Security give you that cutting-edge career boost you seek.
About Matt Stephenson
Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.
Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come before.
Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.
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