About Lisa Ventura

Lisa Ventura is an award-winning cyber security and content marketing consultant 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 and recently as a Cyber Security Awareness Consultant at Pinsent Masons Solicitors.

Lisa is a published author and has recently contributed articles to Counter Terror Business MagazineEuropa Business Magazine and the BPMA Magazine amongst others. She is currently working on a book entitled “The Rise of the Cyber Women”, 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 in high demand as a keynote speaker and panellist at various cyber security, technology and IT 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 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 “Cyber Security 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 from 2011 to 2013.

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 cyber security technologies and text and turn these 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 toMeDecoded“.

A lifelong learner, Lisa continually develops and enhances her skills through exhibitions, trade showsnetworking 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.

To find out more and to contact Lisa please email her via lisa@lisaventura.co.uk.

Lisa’s Work…

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%

LISA’S AWARDS

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Oxfam Midlands 100 Most Inspiring Women

Oxfam Midlands
Included In Top 100 List:
June 2010

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Highly commended for work with Worcestershire Literary Festival

Destination Worcester
Best Festival & Event Category
October 2012

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highly commended

Worcestershire Welcome Tourism Awards
Best Festival & Events Category
Highly Commended:
October 2012

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Volunteer Champion

Mumpreneur UK
Finalist:
October 2014

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Inspirational Voluntary Worker

The Butterfly Awards
Finalist:
October 2014

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Inspirational Voluntary Worker

The Butterfly Awards
Finalist:
October 2015

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Best Volunteer

Beacon Shining Lights Awards
Winner:
February 2015

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Significant Achievement

Wonderful Worcestershire Awards
Finalist:
May 2016

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Inspirational Mother Award

The Butterfly Awards
Finalist:
September 2016

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Significant Achievement

Wonderful Worcestershire Awards
Finalist:
January 2018

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Tech 100 Women In Tech

We Are Tech Women
Included in Top 100 List
November 2018

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Acquistion International

Women in Cyber Security
Finalist:
January 2019

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Outstanding Achievement in Cyber Security

SC Awards Europe 2019
Finalist:
March 2019

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Cyber Security Personality of the Year

Cyber Security Awards 2019
Finalist:
May 2019

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Twenty in Data & Tech Awards

Women in Data
Finalist:
May 2019

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Most Forward Thinking National Cyber Security Infrastructure Association 2019

Acquisition International
Winner:
May 2019

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Cyber Security Woman of the Year

Cyber Security Awards 2019
Finalist:
May 2019

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Outstanding Contribution

Cyber Security Awards 2019
Winner:
May 2019

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