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I am an award-winning cyber security specialist whose career spans over 23 years. I entered the cyber security industry in 2009 when I became the Chief Operations Officer/PR & Marketing Director at Titania Ltd, a leading cyber security software development company based in the West Midlands, UK.
During my time at Titania I saw the company grow from a start-up to a successful business with members of staff, offices and a network of distributors and resellers globally. Since my time at Titania I have utilised my experience and expertise in cyber security in many other organisations including BT, Pinsent Masons, BlueVoyant, CyBourn, Proficio Inc, the UK Cyber Security Council and more as a Cyber Security Awareness Consultant.
I have a huge interest in the human aspects of cyber security and in raising as much awareness as possible of the growing cyber threat, not only to businesses of all sizes but also to the general public. As such, I am the Founder of Cyber Security Unity (formerly the UK Cyber Security Association). Cyber Security Unity is a global community in cyber security that aims to unite the cyber security industry worldwide to combat the growing cyber threat. I strongly believe that we are stronger together as an industry to help combat the growing cyber threat, and through my work at Cyber Security Unity my aim is to bring the industry together and end the long-standing siloed working in cyber security that has been so prevalent.
I have a strong interest in the following areas:
- Supporting women into careers in cyber security
- Supporting those who are neurodiverse or from different backgrounds into careers in cyber security
- Bullying, abuse and narcissism in cyber security
- Mental health issues, stress, and burnout – especially in relation to the cyber security industry
- Imposter syndrome
- Equality and diversity
I have been nominated for and receieved a number of industry recognised awards.
- OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION
SC Awards Europe
- WISF POWER 100
Women in Cyber Security
- MOST INSPIRING WOMAN IN CYBER SECURITY
IT Security Guru
- POSITIVE ROLE MODEL (GENDER)
ITV’s National Diversity Awards
I have contributed articles and blogs to many leading publications.
Teiss Talk Online: Thursday 21 September 2023 at 4pm – Why Your Non-Cyber Colleagues Aren’t Listening To You
SAVE THE DATE! On Thursday 21st September 2023 at 4.00pm I'll be giving a live talk for Teiss on "Why Your Non-Cyber Colleagues Aren't Listening To You". I'll add the link/joining details here when I have them.
On Thursday 15th June 2023 I will be speaking at a virtual event entitled "The Future of Cyber Security". Chaired by Professor Ciaran Martin, former CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), this event follows Cyber News Group’s highly successful run of...
Date: Thursday 13 April 2023Time: 9.30am to 8.30pmVirtual: All events will be broadcast live on LinkedIn, YouTube and the IISAD Website - https://iisad.org/home/events-schedule/ Opening up the Conversation Around Imposter Syndrome and Providing Resources to Manage it...
Date: Thursday 30 November 2023Time: 12.30pmVirtual Talk: Registration Details To Follow This will be a 40 minute talk followed by a 20 minute Q&A that will focus on: - The importance of women in STEM- What is neurodiversity and how has it impacted me?- Why is it...
I also create content for a number of my other blog sites, check them out below.
A few years ago due to the work that I undertook with my ex-husband and his cyber security software company Titania Ltd, I gained the nickname of “Cyber Geek Girl“.
This name stuck, and is now the name of one of my award-winning blogs and my alter-ego.
It includes articles, hints/tips, reviews, interviews and more on a wide variety of different topics and interests that I have.
It focuses mainly on cyber security, technology and business. It also includes blogs and articles about nuclear war!
“Mind Body Soul Spirit” focuses on finding my authentic self through a journey of healing and recovery from mental health issues, trauma and living with autism.
This blog also aims to help you find peace, calmness and happiness in your life while we live in a busy and chaotic world. It contains articles, hints, tips and advice to help you with self-care, happiness, positivity, mindfulness and your lifestyle.
My aim for this blog is for it to be a place to go for support, insight, inspiration, help and information to help you tune into your mind, body, soul and spirit, and live your best life.
On November 29th 2013 I gave birth to my much wanted and much loved son Francesco “Frankie” Enrico Ventura when I was 33 weeks pregnant.
Sadly, my son Frankie was born sleeping and since then I founded a blog in his memory called “Frankie’s Legacy”.
This blog focuses on what life is like for me as an empty armed mother, that is, a woman who has given birth, but who does not have any living children and it has grown to become a resource for all things related to grief, loss and berevement, not just baby loss but losses at any stage of life.
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