Lisa Forte

Social Engineering & Cyber Security Expert

Lisa Forte has built a successful career at the forefront of cybersecurity and social engineering. An expert in running cyber awareness crisis simulations and training high-risk staff on inside threats and social engineering, it comes without surprise that Lisa was recognised as No.1 of the Top 100 Women in Tech.

"A passionate supporter of the 'tech for good' philosophy"

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  • Hacking
  • Social Engineering
  • Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Security
  • Women in Tech


She presents in English.

How she presents

An experienced cyber security trainer, she knows how to effectively communicate her message to all types of audience in a lively, informative and engaging manner.

In Detail

Lisa began her career in counter-terrorism intelligence for a UK Government agency before moving into one of the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units dealing with serious cybercrime cases both in the UK and abroad. Through these experiences she has gained a unique insight into darker side of human nature and has led to her becoming one of the leading experts on cybercrime cases involving social engineering and psychological manipulation. Lisa founded Red Goat Cyber Security in 2017 to teach companies about the methodologies used by cyber criminals. Her areas of expertise include social engineering, the psychology of persuasion, insider threats and rehearsing for a cyber-attack. She has conducted ground-breaking research into the psychology behind insider threats and created the first ever GCHQ certified social engineering course.


Lisa delivers dynamic and engaging presentations based on her expert personal experiences of dealing with cybercrime cases and the research she has done into how cyber criminals use psychological principles in their activities.



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