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 security video series.

Without further ado, my top 5 cyber security podcasts are:

Rebooting
Rebooting is the brainchild of Lisa Forte, a cyber security and social engineering expert. For as long as she can remember she has subscribed to the idea that we can learn something from every single person we meet. She has taken it upon herself to meet a wide range of cyber and resilience experts to bring you a fun and informative stream of content. Debating tough issues. Learning new things. Helping you “Reboot” and come back more knowledgeable and resilient. Lisa has interviewed experts such as Troy Hunt, Jake Moore and Graham Clueley.

Cyber Talks
CyberTalks is a media channel dedicated to promoting cyber content direct from leading cyber industry figures. They are passionate about providing real-world content to our members. The CyberTalks community is now more than 10,000 strong, with members drawn from all over the world.

Proficio Cyber Chats
Proficio has a series of cyber chats with leading industry experts such as Tony Morbin and Oliver Roachford. They aim to cover all kinds of topics such as the impact on COVID-19 on the cybersecurity landscape and prioritising your risk.

Cyber Crime TV
Cyber Crime TV is part of Cybersecurity Ventures. They provide cyber economic market data, insights, and ground-breaking predictions to a global audience of CIOs and IT executives, CSOs and CISOs, information security practitioners, cybersecurity company founders and CEOs, venture capitalists, corporate investors, business and finance executives, HR professionals, and government cyber defense leaders.

CS Hub
Cyber Security Hub provides regular multimedia on cloud security, data privacy, mobile security and much more, all in an effort to help businesses enhance their IT security.

What is your favourite cyber security video series? Are there any that you think should be on my list? Let me know in the comments below!

Introductory Meetings on Zoom for the UK Cyber Security Association

Introductory Meetings on Zoom for the UK Cyber Security Association

It has been a labour of love and a LONG time coming, but I’ve finally been able to get the UK Cyber Security Association to a point where it is (almost) ready to launch. From early January I will be looking for individual and corporate board members, and I’ll be releasing more information on this after Christmas.

If you are a vendor, run events, are a media outlet or are involved in the cyber security industry in any way and would like to get involved, get in touch with me on here. I will also be giving a handful of complimentary memberships when the UKCSA launches early next year to those who have helped and supported me on my cyber security and infosec journey.

Due to the huge amount of interest in the UK Cyber Security Association, I’ve set up a couple of Zoom calls for those interested to join to find out more. They are on:

Wednesday 6 January 2021 at 10.00am GMT
Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 3.00pm GMT

Structure of the calls:

– outline of the UKCSA
– what we are looking for i.e. partners, media partners, sponsorship/sponsorship in kind
– how you can get involved and help
– discussion around key areas and things you would like to see in the UKCSA

If you would like to join one of the calls in the new year please send me a message via DM with your email address and letting me know which call you would lik to join, and I’ll add you to the relevant calendar invite. I’ve also arranged 1-2-1 calls with a few of you who have expressed interest in getting involved.

Looking forward to speaking to you all in early 2021! If you have any questions in the meantime, pop me an email via info@cybersecurityassociation.co.uk and I’ll be happy to answer them!

Lisa Ventura is Crowned Winner of the Computing Security Excellence “Security Woman of the Year” Award

Lisa Ventura is Crowned Winner of the Computing Security Excellence “Security Woman of the Year” Award

Lisa Ventura is delighted to announce that she is the winner of the Computing Security Excellence “Security Woman of the Year” award.

This award is dedicated to recognising the talent, leadership and contribution of women in IT. Whether working at the top level of security in an organisation, or as a key member of a team endeavour, this prize highlights exceptional women in the UK security industry.

The shortlist for this award consisted of: 

  • Andjela Djukanovic – KPMG
  • Lisa Ventura – UK Cyber Security Association
  • Elisabetta Zaccaria – Secure Chorus
  • Jaya Baloo – Avast
  • Nicola Jakeman – Orange Cyberdefense
  • Adenike Cosgrove – Proofpoint
  • May Mitchell – BlackBerry
  • Rachelle Reid – Allstate
  • Anastasia Grishina – Positive Technologies
  • Natasja Bolton – Sysnet Global Solutions

For more information please visit https://www.computing.co.uk/news/4024612/announcing-winners-2020-security-excellence-awards.

Open For Speaking Engagements and Bookings in 2021

Open For Speaking Engagements and Bookings in 2021

I’ve been honoured to be asked to speak at various online events, conferences, and webinars this year. In 2021, I will be opening up my diary for the following:

– conference and event participation either as a speaker or as a panellist
– webinar participation either as a speaker or panellist
– podcast recordings
– interviews (print, online or broadcast)
– commentary on key cyber security trends and news items

In return, the UK Cyber Security Association will be launching the above on our site from January onward and are looking for participants. Our editorial calendar and event schedule will be released then, but if you are interested in getting involved and joining the discussions, we will be having send me a DM so I can add you onto our participants list.

I can talk about a wide variety of subjects within cyber security and infosec, and would be happy to discuss these further. Please note that for the foreseeble future I can only accept virtual speaking engagements that take place online, and not any that are to be in person (although I know that at the time of writing, these are currently not taking place due to COVID-19). This is because I need to protect my father as much as possible from COVID-19 as he has an ultra-rare autoimmune illness.

If you would like to consider booking me for 2021, please send me a DM or email me via info@cybersecurityassociation.co.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you and forging many new relationships and partnerships in 2021 and beyond.

My Top 5 Cyber Security Podcasts

My Top 5 Cyber Security Podcasts

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 security podcasts.

So without further ado, my top 5 cyber security podcasts are:

Cloud and Cyber Security Podcast
Run by Francesco Cipollone, the Cyber Security & Cloud Podcast #CSCP is a place to explore the dark secret of cloud and cyber. The podcast focuses on people and their stories and explores the human element that brings so many people together Some episodes are for the well-seasoned cybersecurity veteran, but most are about stories of infosec people and how they reach where they are now. The focus and various stream of the podcast is Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, Application Security Social Engineering, and community building.

Influential Visions
Influential Visions is run by Nathaniel Schooler, where he interviews futuristic leaders who share their deep industry knowledge and business experience in the tech and cyber security industries. His podcasts help to ensure you have your finger on the pulse and your eyes wide open when it comes to succeeding in business in the tech space.

Cybercrime Magazine Podcast Series
Cybersecurity Ventures is the world’s leading researcher and Page ONE for the global cyber economy, and a trusted source for cybersecurity facts, figures, and statistics. They provide cyber economic market data, insights, and ground-breaking predictions to a global audience of CIOs and IT executives, CSOs and CISOs, information security practitioners, cybersecurity company founders and CEOs, venture capitalists, corporate investors, business and finance executives, HR professionals, and government cyber defense leaders. They keep their audience on the cutting edge of cyber with video journalism, featuring interviews with industry celebrities, thought leaders, and market movers, and their Cybercrime Radio podcast channel.

Smashing Security
Smashing Security describes itself as “helpful and hilarious,” which is an apt description for this light hearted podcast on current infosec concerns, that nevertheless manages to provide expertise. Co-hosts Cluley and Theriault don’t particularly limit themselves in the topics they cover, instead casting their net over anything related to cybercrime and more.  This is one of those podcasts which you can dive right into – the presenters keep the jargon light and make a point of not patronising the listeners. Perhaps it’s this ability to balance knowledge and approachability that earned Smashing Security the title of “Best Security Podcast” at the 2018 European Security Blogger Awards.

The Shared Security Podcast
The Shared Security podcast has earned quite a reputation over the years, which makes sense because it began as much as 10 years ago, back in 2009 when the topic of cybersecurity was far from the hot topic it is today. Podcast creators Scott Wright and Tom Eston cover a lot of topics that range from IoT, mobile devices, PoS threats to more abstract topics like global politics. The result is a general source of privacy updates that are sure to be relevant to everyone’s online lifestyle. The concept behind the podcast is simple. In an interconnected world, huge numbers of people rely on platforms and technology that are “shared” like a common resource. And the only way to keep that technology safe is to educate users to know about threats to its integrity.

What is your favourite cyber security podcast? Are there any that you think should be on my list? Let me know in the comments below! In my next top 5 blog I’ll be covering my favourite cyber security video series, so keep checking back for this and to see what my top 5 video series are in the cyber security space.

 

Lisa Ventura Featured in “Raise the Cybersecurity Curtain” Report

Lisa Ventura Featured in “Raise the Cybersecurity Curtain” Report

I’m very proud, humbled and honoured to be featured in #RaiseTheCybersecurityCurtain with Chris Windley talking about our predictions in cyber security for 2021. I doubt anyone could have predicted the things that have happened this year in a million years!

Thank you so much Ludmila Morozova-Buss for including me in this piece alongside so many distinguished cyber security professionals.

You can download the full report here.