I am proud, humbled and honoured to announce that I was named a winner in the Cyber Security Women of the Year Awards organised by Inteligenca for the “Cyber Security Supporter of Women” category. The winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony on Monday 5 August 2019 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, USA.

This is the third award win I’ve had this year, having previously won the “Contribution to Cyber Security” category in the SC Awards Europe 2019 and the “Cyber Security Personality of the Year” category for the UK’s Cyber Security Awards.

I took home this prestigious award for my pioneering work in supporting women in cyber security as the CEO & Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association, and my contribution to the cyber security industry for women and the cyber skills gap as a writer/blogger and thought leader.

Inteligenca created the awards out of the importance for women in cyber security to be recognized as much as it’s important for women to develop a community of peers who share common experiences. A new generation of cyber defenders needs to have strong role models to follow, and Ineligenca believes that those who already contribute to the greater good of us all should be must elevated and highlighted for their achievements.

Inteligenca wanted to create an environment where they salute the people who fight back and the women who’ve jumped into the fight to protect organizations and society. They want to show their appreciation for those people doing good things in the security space, which is the ethos behind the awards.

Thank you so much to Inteligenca, and congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

For more information and for a list of the winners, please visit https://inteligenca.lpages.co/cyber-woman-of-the-year/


Lisa Ventura is a blogger and writer who has been through many challenges in life, but has somehow not only managed to survive them all, she has thrived in spite of them. She loves technology, heavy metal music, gadgets, cyber security, writing/blogging and her GSD/Husky cross dog. Lisa has a strong interest in all things related to nuclear war and is currently writing a book on the impact that the film "Threads" had on a cold war generation. By day she is a Marketing and Cyber Security Consultant and in her spare time she blogs on www.cybergeekgirl.co.uk, www.venturecxoinsights.com and www.frankieslegacy.co.uk. She is a born campaigner and works tirelessly to raise awareness of issues and causes that are close to her heart.