August 2022 Update: Now Available for Speaking Engagements and Article/Blog Commissions

August 2022 Update: Now Available for Speaking Engagements and Article/Blog Commissions

Since October 2021 I have been planning out how to relaunch Cyber Security Unity (formerly the UK Cyber Security Association), so I haven’t posted on here or updated my blog. In addition to this, I have been on an intense healing journey and been having EMDR therapy which has taken a lot out of me (special thanks go to my therapist Ben Chapman for his help and guiding me through my healing journey, I couldn’t have done it without him). Then in early April 2022 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and some days it takes everything I’ve got to get through the day – the pain is immense.

Despite all this, I will not let what happened to me and let fibromyalgia beat me. Although I must learn to pace myself more and understand that I can’t do what I used to do, I still want to focus on the things I enjoy. To that end, as of August 1st I will be available again for speaking engagements, panel discussions, panel moderation, podcasts, videos, and article/blog commissions.

I missed out on a few things this year while healing and re-focusing such as being a part of International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day which I co-founded with Nathaniel Schooler and Kim Adele. But honestly, I wasn’t in the right place be a part of it this year – my EMDR therapy led me to feeling like a huge imposter and I didn’t feel that it was right that I take part in it.  Having gone through my healing journey, I now have more confidence, motivation, and drive than I’ve ever had before and I am looking forward to the next steps in my career journey, and finally launching Cyber Security Unity (formerly the UK Cyber Security Association) in the next few weeks.

If you would like to book me to speak at your event, moderate panel discussions, take part in panel discussions, be a judge for your awards or commission me to write any blogs/articles please reach out to me via enquiries@lisaventura.co.uk, I would love to consider your requests now that I am back in circulation again.

In the meantime I hope you are all having a very enjoyable summer!

Panel Discussion: Self-Hacks for Success – Part of the SANS Neurodiversity Summit – 12 May 2022

Panel Discussion: Self-Hacks for Success – Part of the SANS Neurodiversity Summit – 12 May 2022

I’m really excited to be dipping my toe back into the water of speaking at events again (virtually not in person) after a bit of a break, and I’m massively looking forward to speaking at the SANS neurodiversity in cyber security summit on 12 May 🥰
 

I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion talking about strategies for staying healthy, avoiding burnout and getting stuff done in cyber security as someone who is neurodiverse. I have PLENTY to contribute to this topic and given how the rehearsal went yesterday I think there will be no problem with filling 45 minutes.

For more information about the summit and to sign up visit https://www.sans.org/cyber-security-training-events/neurodiversity-cybersecurity-summit-2022/

 
The Rise of the Cyber People: Volume 1

The Rise of the Cyber People: Volume 1

Some of you may recall that I previously compiled and released some books:

The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 1
The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 2
The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men: Volume 1

It was my intention to release volume 2 of The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men in line with International Men’s Day, and Volume 3 of The Rise of the Cyber Women in line with International Women’s Day, but in the words of the great author Douglas Adams….life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.

In line with my new venture and entity which will be launching next year, rather than have separate books there will be one book a year called “The Rise of the Cyber People”. This will begin with volume 1 and it will be for EVERYONE globally, and not separated out by gender.

The criteria for having your story included in the book will be that you must have transitioned into the cyber security industry from another industry and have had a non-linear journey into cyber as it is my hope that the book will encourage and inspire others to transition into the cyber security industry. The book will be released via the Amazon Direct Publishing platform in Spring 2022 – a more definite release date will be announced soon.

If you would like more information and would like to consider having your story included in this book, please drop me an email via enquiries@lisaventura.co.uk or comment here. I’m currently compiling the submission guidelines and will be happy to send these to you once they are ready.

#CyberSecurity
#ClosingTheCyberSkillsGap
#CyberSecurityIsForEveryone
#CareerPathChoices

Virtual Conference: SC Unlocks Ransomware

Virtual Conference: SC Unlocks Ransomware

Tuesday 30 November 2021 – 2.55pm to 3.30pm
Panel Discussion: Ransomware – What Happens Next?

This session will explore:

  • Ransomware reporting: are we driving the problem we seek to avoid?
  • How will ransomware attacks evolve?
  • What’s the next move for the cyber criminal?
  • What is coming round the corner and how do we prepare for it?

Chaired by: Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information, Canon Europe Ltd, Middle East and Africa

Confirmed Speakers:

Alicia Buller, Senior Editor, SC Media UK
Lisa Ventura, Founder, Cyber Security Unity

What is SC Unlocks: Ransomware?

The second event of the SC Unlocks Series will focus on the ever-present threat of ransomware attacks: how do we avoid them, how do we prepare for them and is it inevitable that they will break through?

SC Unlocks: Ransomware is the platform for cybersecurity professionals to learn more about recent ransomware attacks and how to deal with them when they happen. The conference will cover how malicious software continues to extort money from businesses as well as individuals. We will discuss if it is ever okay to pay the ransom and what can be done by the cybersecurity industry to stop the attacks.