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InSecurity Podcast: Dr. Jessica Barker on Confident Cyber Security

The world is more digitally connected than ever before, but with this connectivity comes vulnerability. It is therefore vital that all professionals understand cyber risk and how to minimize it. This means that cybersecurity skills are in huge demand in 2020 and beyond, and there are vast career opportunities to be taken.

On this week’s episode of the InSecurity podcast, Matt Stephenson welcomes Dr. Jessica Barker, Co-Founder/CEO of Cygenta and author/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 takes a high-level and introspective look at the people involved in the daily operation of keeping data secure and accessible.

It’s not all zeros and ones. Oftentimes, it’s the people who make and break cybersecurity….


About Dr. Jessica Barker

Dr. Jessica Barker (@drjessicabarker) is a leader in promoting the human side of cybersecurity. She has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cybersecurity in the UK and awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50. She is the Chair of ClubCISO.

Equipped with years of experience running her own consultancy, Dr. Barker also 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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity.

Dr. Barker’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 cybersecurity. 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.

The InSecurity Podcast

About The InSecurity Podcast

Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, host Matt Stephenson 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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