ABOUT ME

In this section you can find out more about me, what I do and why I do it, and what I have done during my career.

Awards

Here are the awards I’ve been a finalist for along with the awards I’ve won over the course of my career.

Achievements

Find out more about things I have achieved during my career.

Qualifications

Discover the qualifications I have that allow me to offer my skills and expertise to my clients.

Case Studies

Read about how things progress from a booking to a presentation.

MY WORK

In this section you can find out more about me, what I do and why I do it, and what I have done during my career.

Cyber Security Unity

Find out more about my cyber security content hub and community that aims to unite the industry and help combat the growing cyber threat.

Qualitest

Find out more about my work with Qualitest Group

#IISAD

Find out more about my role as co-founder of the International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Month with Nat Schooler and Kim Adele

SERVICES

In this section you can find out more details abot the services I offer using my skills and experience to their best for my clients.

Cyber Security Awareness

I offer a professional cyber security training and awareness service to help organisations and stay safe against cyber-crime.

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Content Writing

I offer a professional content writing service mainly in the cyber security and tech space.

Marketing Consultancy

I offer a marketing consultancy service to help ambitious organisations solve their key strategic marketing challenges

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Coaching & Mentoring

In June 2022 I passed my Level 5 Diploma in Life Coaching and decided I wanted to use this to help others as a Coach and Mentor in the cyber security industry.

Keynote Speaking

My strong experience in cyber security, business and neurodiversity has led me to becoming a strong keynote, motivational and inspirational speaker. I have many “ready to go” slide decks which are detailed below, but I can of course create a bespoke talk and presentation on any of my specialist subjects.

CONTENT

In this section you can discover the types of content I have created such as books, published articles and white papers.

Published Articles

Discover a selection of articles I have written for industry magazines.

Books

I have published several books on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and is also working on others.

EVENTS

In this section you can discover the types of content I have created such as books, published articles and white papers.

Why Your Non-Cyber Colleagues Aren’t Listening To You

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LATEST

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Nominated for a Women’s Society of Cyber Jutsu Award

Nominated for a Women’s Society of Cyber Jutsu Award

I was absolutely floored to get an email from the Women’s Society of Cyber Jutsu  in the States saying I’ve been nominted for an award in their “Cyber Mentor” category! I have no idea who nominated me, but I want to send a HUGE thank you to whoever it was.

The awards will take place alongside #CyberjutsuCon 4.0 on June 24th where you can get a day full of hands-on training, panels and discussions around cyber and careers. This will be followed by a networking reception and the awards ceremony.

Good luck to all those nominated and although I can’t be there in person, I hope to be able to join virtually.

In-Person Event: UK Cyber Week – 17 and 18 April 2024, London Olympia

In-Person Event: UK Cyber Week – 17 and 18 April 2024, London Olympia

On Wednesday 17 April and Thursday 18 April 2024 I’ll be attending UK Cyber Week at Olympia in London and Cyber House Party on the evening of 17 April 2024.

Having missed out on some key events in February due to my husband being ill and therefore I was needed at home, I’m very much looking forward to this event and others in April and early May.

UK Cyber Week believes that to close the knowledge gap between cyber experts and UK business leaders, we must work together. Policymakers, IT departments, cyber professionals, law enforcement, software developers, educators, and the media all play a critical role in safeguarding against cyber threats. Their event is completely FREE to attend and brings together world-class experts to demystify jargon, share the latest thinking, and equip attendees with the knowledge they need to protect their businesses.

Whether you’re a cybersecurity veteran or new in the industry, the organisers say you will leave the event feeling empowered and ready to take action against cyber threats.

To book a time to meet with me there please email me via enquiries@lisaventura.co.uk.

More information about UK Cyber Week can be found here.

“The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume Three” Released for International Women’s Day 2024

“The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume Three” Released for International Women’s Day 2024

Lisa Ventura MBE and Cyber Security Unity Limited is pleased to announce the release of “The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume Three” through new cyber security publisher Security Blend Books.

As a woman in the cyber security industry who had a non-linear journey into it, Lisa, who is based in Worcester in the UK, was inspired to compile volumes one and two in 2020 and 2021 respectively, as well as volume three, which is a collection of interviews from diverse women in cyber security industry to help give a voice to women in the industry and to act as an inspirational guide to women who might be thinking about taking their first steps into a career in cyber security but think they lack the skills or competencies to do so.

“The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume Three” is a compilation of inspiring interviews from women in the cyber security industry from all over the world who are pioneers and leading the way in helping to protect the world from the growing cyber threat. Those who are included and featured in this book shared not only their stories but also their hints, tips and advice to women who are looking to pursue a career in cyber security or change their career path into cyber security. Their tenacity and commitment to their careers in the cyber security industry is very impressive.

Speaking of the release of the book, Lisa Ventura MBE said: “I entered the cyber security industry in 2009 having spent the first part of my career working in the entertainment industry working with Chris Tarrant, the host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” before Jeremy Clarkson took over. I knew that I wanted to stay in cyber security, but it soon became clear that I was a minority as a woman in the industry which was dominated predominantly by men. In 2019 I was at a talk at Infosec in London given by Professor Sue Black, and it was during this inspiring talk that I had the idea for “The Rise of the Cyber Women” book series. The interest in it was huge, so much so that I am already working on volume four to be released next year in line with International Women’s Day.

“I wanted to give a voice to women in cyber security globally and showcase their inspiring journeys into the industry in the hope that it helps and inspires other women to consider a career in the industry, but who may be put off because they think it is very male dominated and because they think they need a technical background to enter it. I was honoured that so many amazing women shared their stories with me for the book and hope it will be a valuable resource to women looking to enter the cyber security industry.”

James Bore CSyP of Security Blend Books said: “This is the latest instalment in the series as it continues to reach new heights in showcasing the achievements of women in the cyber security industry. It is well worth a read for guidance and inspiration!”

“The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume Three” is available now on Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rise-Cyber-Women-3/dp/1738515338/.

The Rise of the Cyber Women Volume 3 – Submissions Now Open

The Rise of the Cyber Women Volume 3 – Submissions Now Open

+++ Calling all women or those who identify as women in cyber security +++

After a hiatus of a couple of years, I’m compiling “The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 3” to be released on Friday 8 March 2024 – International Women’s Day. The format of the book will be a bit different this time, as it will be a collection of interviews from women or those who identify as women who are leading the way in the cyber security industry.

If you would like to take part, please download the Q&A here and return it to me completed with your responses via lisa@csu.org.uk. I will provide a copy of the book to all those who are chosen to participate, and I would love to showcase women or those who identify as women who have had a non-linear pathway or journey into the cyber security industry.

The deadline to send back a completed Q&A to me is Friday 23 February 2024, but the sooner the better please for the best chances of inclusion in the book.

I’m so looking forward to showcasing some of the amazing and talented women we have in the cyber security industry today to help inspire the next generation into careers in cyber, and I hope you will be part of it ❤️ ❤️

Schedule for International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day Now Live

Schedule for International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day Now Live

I’ve been busy today beavering away on the schedule of events for this year’s International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day on Thursday 13 April 2023, and the schedule is now live on the #IISAD2023 site!
 
We’ve lined up an incredible day of online webinars, talks, panel discussions and Q&A sessions, and they are all FREE to attend! More information here >>> https://iisad.org/home/events-schedule/.
 
All events will take place via the Streamyard platform, and links for each session will be added to the IISAD site and shared online very soon.
 
Myself and my Co-Founders Nat Schooler and Kim Adele can’t wait for the day and to open up some much needed conversations around imposter syndrome and how to manage it