Dr. Jessica Barker: Cybersecurity has a huge people element to it. [Socio-technical] [Career Notes]

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Dr. Jessica Barker: Cybersecurity has a huge people element to it. [Socio-technical] [Career Notes]

Sunday, 14 February

Co-founder and socio-technical lead at Cygenta, Dr. Jessica Barker, shares her story from childhood career aspirations of becoming a farmer to her accidental pivot to working in cybersecurity. With a PhD in civic design, Jessica looked at the creation of social and civic places until she was approached by a cybersecurity consultancy interested in the human side of cybersecurity. She jumped in and the rest is history. Having experienced some negativity as a woman in cybersecurity, Jessica is a strong proponent of diversity in the field. She suggests that newcomers to the industry follow what interests them and jump in. And, we thank Jessica for sharing her story with us.
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