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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 www.beauceronsecurity.com or send an email to info@beauceronsecurity.com. 

To learn more about Dr. Jessica Barker, see her in action here or visit online at www.cygenta.co.uk. 

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Co-op students across province receive cybersecurity awareness training

FREDERICTON — Through a partnership with Opportunities New Brunswick, CyberNB and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD), Beauceron Security is providing cybersecurity awareness training to high school co-op students across the province.

Cybersecurity is a risk that businesses across New Brunswick are facing as more services and information is being provided online.

“This partnership is a collaboration between ONB, the private sector and government as a whole, working together to deliver value for New Brunswickers,” said Honourable Mary Wilson, Minister of Economic Development and Small Business and Minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “We’ve made a significant difference for high school students in the province by providing industry quality awareness training prior to their co-op placements.”

According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach report, 93% of malicious data breaches came from a form of cyber attack that leverages e-mails, texts, phone calls or even in-person visits, known as social engineering.

The most effective and affordable solution to social engineering is an educated and engaged community. Beauceron was designed to empower people across organizations to make better decisions regarding cybersecurity. It teaches them to ask the right kinds of questions at the right time.

“It’s been fantastic to take the technology we’ve built and deployed to customers around the world to help educate students entering the workforce in our own province,” says Beauceron CEO and co-founder David Shipley. “This partnership helped us develop a new line of potential business that could lead to export opportunities in Canada and around the world in K-12.”

Beauceron Security’s behaviour change platform will give New Brunswick co-op students a leg up when they enter the workforce. They will be educated and empowered to mitigate risk in this growing global concern on behalf of their future employers.

About Beauceron Security Inc.

Beauceron Security empowers behavior change across organizations by providing the right information at the right time, enabling individuals to make better decisions. They accomplish this by providing a unique integrated and highly automated platform that combines phishing simulations, cyber awareness training, surveys, and newsletters with advanced analytics and dashboarding.