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Review of my Mental Health First Aid Course Training

Review of my Mental Health First Aid Course Training

Last year in October I took part in a panel discussion for Cyber House Party about mental health and why it is so important to look after our mental health. During the panel discussion we also talked about our strategies and coping mechanisms for when our mental...

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My Top 5 Cyber Security Video Series

My Top 5 Cyber Security Video Series

Welcome to my new series of blogs which will cover my top 5 cyber security events, podcasts, publications, and video series. In my first blog I covered the top 5 cyber security events that I cannot afford to miss, and in this blog I am going to list my top 5 cyber...

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My Top 5 Cyber Security Events

My Top 5 Cyber Security Events

Welcome to my new series of blogs which will cover my top 5 cyber security events, podcasts, publications, and video series. In my line of work as the CEO & Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association and as a cyber security awareness consultant I come across...

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Happy 72nd Birthday to the NHS

Happy 72nd Birthday to the NHS

Happy birthday to you,Happy birthday to you,Happy birthday NHS….Happy birthday to you.Today marks the 72nd birthday of the NHS, and there is a final #ClapForCarers event taking place at 5pm tonight to mark the occasion. I don’t think I have ever been so grateful for...

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8 Years Ago I Thought My Life Was Over: Instead I Thrived

8 Years Ago I Thought My Life Was Over: Instead I Thrived

I got some stories to tell, And I don’t know if anyone knows them, So before they throw me in my coffin and close it, I’m gonna expose it, I’ll take you back to 2012, into the past I am going to delve, Before I ever had an award-winning cyber security career….     I...

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Online Trolls Need to be Stopped…Here’s Why

Online Trolls Need to be Stopped…Here’s Why

I have to admit I am not a fan of Love Island as a show, it isn't my cup of tea at all. That said, I am aware of the show and was aware of Caroline Flack as the host of it.   To hear she has taken her own life age 40 is just awful, and on the back of hearing...

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My #10YearChallenge: 2009 – 2019

My #10YearChallenge: 2009 – 2019

This is me with my ex-husband Ian in December 2009, and me with Russ – my second husband – in December 2019: It has been pointed out to me that my smile in the photo with Russ exudes happiness and positivity compared to the one with my ex-husband where I don’t look...

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Breaking The Silence: I Am An #EmptyArmedMother

Breaking The Silence: I Am An #EmptyArmedMother

As well as it being Cyber Security Awareness month, which is a huge deal in my work industry, October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. I am sharing this picture of myself holding my much loved and much wanted son Francesco “Frankie” Enrico Ventura....

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What Comes First For You? Work….Or Family?

What Comes First For You? Work….Or Family?

This is a recent photo of me and my Dad. My Dad means absolutely everything to me and is my whole world. However, he has a myriad of health conditions that he developed nearly 2 years ago in October 2017 including epilepsy, mobility problems and he is now being...

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