About Lisa Ventura
Lisa Ventura is an award-winning cyber security and content marketing consuttant whose career spans over 23 years in cyber security, technology, data/analytics, software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IT and more.
She entered the cyber security industry in 2009 when she became the Chief Operations Officer/PR & Marketing Director at Titania Ltd, a leading cyber security software development company in the UK.
During her time at Titania she saw the company grow from a tiny start-up to a small business with members of staff, offices and a network of distributors and resellers globally. Since her time at Titania Lisa has used her expertise in cyber security in many other organisations including BT when she worked on their Assure Cyber product.
Lisa is a published author and has recently contributed articles to Counter Terror Business Magazine, Europa Business Magazine and the BPMA Magazine amongst others. She is currently working on a book entitled “The Rise of the Cyber Woman”, which is a collection of interviews and accounts from some of the most inspiring women in the cyber security industry today.
She also has other books in the pipeline including one called “Picking Apart The Threads: How One Docu-Film About Nuclear War Influenced a Cold-War Generation“, which was conceived through her strong interest in all things related to nuclear war.
As the Founder and CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association, Lisa is in high demand for her expertise in cyber security. The UK Cyber Security Association is a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of the importance of cyber security for small businesses and SME’s, and provides education on the growing cyber threat to individuals and businesses. As a result of this work Lisa is already gaining bookings and interest as a panellist and keynote speaker at various conferences and events.
In addition to her work with the UK Cyber Security Association Lisa runs Venture Content Marketing, PR & Digital, undertakes consultancy work for the Boost Technology Group and is an award-winning blogger. Her blogs “Cyber Geek Girl” and “Frankie’s Legacy” are updated with fresh content from Lisa on a regular basis.
Lisa is also preparing to launch Venture CxO Insights, a new online publishing platform dedicated to the C-suite. It contains articles, blogs, videos, infographics, reports, white papers and more to help support the C-suite roles to empower them to do their jobs more effectively. The site actively supports women on the C-suite and help them to shatter through the glass ceiling and will be launching compilations of the top professionals on the C-suite, as well as a set of prestigious awards.
Neurodivergent and proud, Lisa is a strong advocate of all things related to neurodiversity since she was diagnosed as being #ActuallyAutistic in June 2018. She is also a strong supporter of promoting cyber security as a career path to those who are autistic and neurodivergent, and is a mentor to those who are considering entering the cyber security and marketing industries. In addition, Lisa is a strong business mentor for Women in Business, Women in Cyber Security, Women in Tech and more.
Lisa has been nominated for and won numerous awards for her work over the years, the most recent of which was winner of the “Supporter of Women” category at this year’s 2019 Cyber Security Woman of the Year awards in the USA. She has also won the “Outstanding Contribution to Cyber Security” category in the SC Magazine Awards Europe and the “Cyber Security Personality of the Year” award in the UK’s 2019 Cyber Security Awards.
During the earlier part of Lisa’s career and before she entered the cyber security industry in 2009 Lisa worked with leading TV and Radio Personality Chris Tarrant at his management company. She oversaw Chris’s involvement in “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” where it was a huge hit in the UK, regularly beating “Eastenders” in the ratings, and it also went on to be a global phenomenon.
Lisa was also involved in the launch of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival Fringe which first took place in 1999, and was the precursor to the now popular Worcester Festival. She was also the Founder and Festival Director of the Worcestershire Literary Festival in 2011, and will be launching the a new festival for the county of Worcestershire, the Worcestershire Digital Festival. Alongside this she will be launching a scheme to appoint a “Blogger In Residence” on a yearly basis in Worcestershire, as well as launching the first ever Worcestershire Digital Awards.
Lisa loves nothing more than mentoring others, being a keynote speaker at events and sharing her industry insights in the main passions that she has in cyber security, neurodiversity, business and marketing. She is a born campaigner and campaigns tirelessly for issues that are close to her heart such as neurodiversity, early pregnancy loss/stillbirth, dementia/alzheimers, epilepsy and road safety.
She has a strong and unrivalled ability to take complex security technologies and text and turn this into straightforward, jargon free language that is easy to understand. As an autistic woman in the cyber security industry, Lisa is often called upon to share her experiences of being neurodiverse and how neurodiversity can be a force for good in all areas of life through her work as a contributor to“MeDecoded“.
A lifelong learner, Lisa continually develops and enhances her skills through exhibitions, trade shows, networking events and attending conferences, courses and seminars.
In her spare time she loves reading, blogging/writing, walking her beloved dog Poppy, sci-fi, films/cinema and self-development/positive thinking.
She also has a strong interest in all things related to nuclear war and collects books, documentaries and films on this subject.
LISA’S MAIN SKILLS
- Marketing – 95%
- Word Press – 85%
- Content Creation – 95%
- Blog & Content Marketing – 90%
- Press Releases – 85%
- Adaptive – 90%
- Learning New Skills – 95%
- Communication – 95%