One of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Cybersecurity joins Beauceron Advisory Board

Partnership with Dr. Jessica Barker, Cygenta puts Beauceron Security on global stage 

Fredericton- July 8th, 2019 - Beauceron Security is honoured to announce their newest advisor, Dr. Jessica Barker, Co-CEO, Head of Socio-Technical, Cygenta.  

Named as one of the top 20 most influential women in cybersecurity in the UK and awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50 in 2017, Dr. Barker is an expert in the human nature of cybersecurity. 

With a background in sociology and civic design, Dr. Barker engages international organizations and audiences in conversations about cybersecurity threats, social engineering, the psychology of fear and cybersecurity and the language of cybersecurity.  

“People are at the heart of cybersecurity and this has been more apparent than ever in the last few years. As an industry, we have focused too much, for too long, on technology, which has left people more vulnerable to becoming the target of cybercrime. Social engineering attacks are the biggest threat to most organizations and the key to mitigating these is to address cybersecurity awareness, behaviour and culture in a meaningful way” – Dr. Jessica Barker.  

With a shared interest in the people, process and culture that supports behaviour change, Dr. Barker will provide a wealth of knowledge to Beauceron’s advisory board. Beauceron will also be partnering with Cygenta, combining their in-depth content and knowledge to better serve clients around the world. 

“I’m thrilled to have had the chance to get to know Dr. Barker over the past year and now to have the opportunity to work with her as well as Cygenta’s Co-CEO and Head of Ethical Hacking F.C. I'm excited about combining Cygenta’s expertise with the technology we’ve built to help even more people globally tackle the human side of cybersecurity,” said Beauceron CEO David Shipley.  

Dr. Barker is joining industry leaders and experts who bring decades of experience in technology, security and building scaling start-ups to Beauceron's advisory board.  

  • Jerry Carr, Chief Technology Officer, Introhive, previous Senior Vice President Engineering with Salesforce and former CTO of Radian6.  

  • David Alston, Entrepreneur in Residence for the New Brunswick Government, former CMO for Radian6 and a Forbes Top 50 CMO in social media. 

  • Kurt Lee – Cybersecurity industry veteran who has held a variety of executive positions at ArcSight, Q1Labs, NetWitness, and RSA over the past 20 years.  

“We're extraordinarily fortunate to have the advisors we've gathered to date to help us build our firm’s global reach and impact,” said Shipley.  

To learn more about how Beauceron can support your organization empower people and reduce cyber risk, visit us online at or send an email to 

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