Lisa Forte is a cybercrime speaker and expert on the human side of cybersecurity.
In 2019 she won the “Top 100 Women In Tech” Award, recognising her achievements and contributions to the cybersecurity industry.
Lisa delivers dynamic and engaging presentations based on her personal experiences of dealing with cybercrime cases and the research she has conducted.
An experienced cybersecurity trainer, Lisa communicates her messages in a lively, informative and engaging manner.
“Lisa Forte was one of the most popular and engaging speakers at TEISS 2019. Lacing humour and intrigue with her real case studies of social engineering, she certainly knows how to capture a room. We highly recommend her!”
Lisa worked for one of the U.K. Police Cybercrime Units, where she worked on severe cybercrime cases in the U.K. and abroad.
Having gained a unique insight into the darker side of human nature, Lisa is a leading expert on cybercrime cases involving social engineering and psychological manipulation.
Lisa founded a Cyber Security Consultancy in 2017 to teach companies about the methodologies used by cybercriminals. Her areas of expertise include social engineering and the psychology of persuasion, insider threats and how to prepare for cyber attacks.
Lisa conducted ground-breaking research on the psychology behind insider threats. Lisa’s research received international praise, and as a result, she created the first-ever GCHQ-certified social engineering course.
As a result, Lisa is a frequent contributor to the media, including BBC news. Furthermore, she works closely with the Women’s Tech Hub helping to increase diversity in the tech sector.
Cybercrime Keynote Speaker:
Lisa Forte is an experienced cybercrime keynote speaker and has spoken at major conferences worldwide.
Lisa’s natural enthusiasm means she can communicate complex topics engagingly and insightfully.
Furthermore, Lisa can build a presentation to suit your event, or you can choose from one of her most popular talks listed below:
See what the hacker sees:
Get inside the mind of a hacker and, as a result, defend your business.
Russian wargames in your boardroom:
Learn how military wargames can help you prepare your company for disaster.
How I Destroyed a Country’s Maritime Industry in Three days:
Lisa conducted a cyber-attack wargame for an E.U. state to test how they would react. Learn their mistakes and what led to their downfall in just 72 hours.
Social engineering: Hackers, Competitors and Insiders:
Lisa discusses the impressive and terrifying cases of social engineering. Learn that sometimes your attacker could be a competitor.
Hunting The Hackers: How Cyber Criminals Operate:
Lisa shares her experience of how cybercriminal gangs operate, how they hide from law enforcement, and how they have H.R. departments!
Lisa specialises in talking on the following topics:
- Cybercrime and Information Security
- Social Engineering and Intelligence Gathering
- Counterterrorism and Online Radicalisation
- Digital & Social Media
- Women in Security
Cybercrime Workshops and Masterclasses:
- Wargaming: Can you survive a cyber attack?
- Step into the shoes of the hackers.
- Bespoke workshops and masterclasses are available on request.
Lisa Forte Webinar Sessions:
- Insider Threats: Looking after number 1?
Insider threats are employees who deliberately do something to compromise the security of the company or take reports with them when they move jobs. Lisa will discuss horrifying cases she worked on that involved insider threats before explaining some ground-breaking research she led into the issue.
- Actual cases of social engineering: Hackers, Insiders and Competitors
Having worked for a Police Cybercrime Unit, Lisa will discuss some of the most unexpected cases she worked on and how a simple fix such as calling someone back could have saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Adventures on the Dark Web: Protecting yourself from the dark heart of the internet
Have you ever wondered what happens on the Dark Web? How much is your passport worth? Ever fancied a human leather bag? Want to buy someone’s hacked PayPal account? The Dark Web has it all. During this webinar, Lisa takes you on a journey into the dark heart of the internet.
- Silence & Security
Lisa is an expert social engineer. She has specialised in her career in law enforcement and intelligence in using simple techniques to get people talking.
- Stepping into the shoes of the hackers
We put you into the hackers’ shoes in this fun but informative webinar. See how they find a target, research key staff and launch convincing spear-phishing attacks. As a result, by standing in the attackers’ shoes, you will learn how much information is released online and how easily it is used for nefarious purposes.