Lisa Forte is a Cyber Security Expert. 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 risk management, insider threats, social engineering, and helping large companies improve their incident response plans and 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 provided pro bono help and advice to help protect hospitals around Europe from cyber-attacks during the pandemic. She also co-founded Respect In Security, a volunteer organisation helping to stamp out hate and harassment in the industry.
As a speaker, Forte is internationally recognised and furnishes audience with high energy presentations centred around storytelling and learning lessons from all aspects of life and business.
Forte delivers dynamic and engaging presentations that draw on her expert personal experiences, other areas of risk management as well as research she has carried out herself. 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.
Forte is also an experienced climber, mountaineer and caver. Her exciting experiences in these extreme sports can also provide audiences with interesting perspectives on risk management and motivation.
Lisa not only knows her subject inside out, but has an incredible way of delivering her message in an engaging, thought provoking, intelligent and informative way. One that has the audience hooked and waiting for more. At every event Lisa has been involved in with me the audience can't get enough - the queues of delegates trying to speak to her at the end of the session speaks volumes!
Cathy Hodge, Digital Ship Conferences
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