Lisa Forte – Keynote Speaker

Social Engineering and Cyber Security Expert

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Specialist Subjects

  • Hacking
  • Social Engineering
  • Cyber Crime
  • Insider Threats
  • Incident response/ Crisis Management
  • Moderator


  • English


Lisa Forte started her career in security trying to stop pirates from attacking ships off the coast of Somalia. She then worked in UK Counter Terrorism Intelligence before moving into one of the UK Police Cyber Crime Units. She founded her own company, Red Goat Cyber Security, in 2017 and has become one of the leading voices on cyber security issues.

Lisa Forte is a professional speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, documentary personality and vlogger and was named one of the Top 100 Women in Tech. Forte is an expert in social engineering, insider threats and helping large companies rehearse for a cyber attack. Forte passionately supports the “tech for good” philosophy.

Forte has starred in several documentary films and is a regular on BBC news, radio and in national papers. In 2020 Lisa co-founded a “cyber for good” movement called Cyber Volunteers 19. The group provides pro bono help and advice to hospitals around Europe during the pandemic and has amassed almost 3000 volunteers.

As a speaker, Lisa Forte is internationally recognised and furnishes audience with high energy presentations centred around storytelling. Forte’s YouTube vlog, Rebooting, has attracted big names in cyber security and focuses on debating hot and controversial issues in security.

Lisa Forte delivers dynamic and engaging presentations based on her expert personal experiences of dealing with cybercrime cases and the research she has done into how cyber criminals use psychological principles in their activities. An experienced cyber security trainer, Forte knows how to effectively communicate her message to all types of audience in a lively, informative and engaging manner.

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