Lisa Forte – Keynote Speaker

Cyber Security Expert

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Specialist Subjects

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



  • English


Lisa Forte is a highly respected Cyber Security Expert with an impressive background in the field. Her career began with her work to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, followed by a role in UK Counter Terrorism Intelligence, and eventually moving on to one of the UK Police Cyber Crime Units. In 2017, she co-founded Red Goat Cyber Security and has since become one of the most prominent voices in the industry.

Forte is an internationally recognised speaker, named as one of the Top 100 Women in Tech, who is renowned for her expertise in cyber crisis management, ransomware, risk management, insider threats, and social engineering. Her extensive knowledge has helped large companies improve their incident response plans and rehearse for potential cyber-attacks. She has also appeared in documentaries and on BBC Newsnight, and is a regular contributor to national news, radio, and newspapers.

As a speaker, Lisa Forte is known for her energetic presentations that draw on storytelling and real-life experiences. She has a passion for the “tech for good” philosophy and co-founded the Cyber Volunteers 19 movement in 2020 to help protect hospitals from cyber-attacks during the pandemic. She also co-founded Respect In Security, which aims to combat hate and harassment in the industry.

Forte’s presentations are not limited to cyber security, however. As an experienced climber, mountaineer, and caver, she is able to offer unique perspectives on risk management and motivation. Her dynamic and engaging approach, coupled with her personal experiences and research, make her a highly sought-after keynote speaker, panel chair, and conference chair. Lisa Forte is also an experienced cyber security trainer, capable of effectively communicating her message to all types of audiences

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