Corporate Social Responsibility and supporting charities that are close to my heart is very important to me, and as such I am delighted to announce that in 2020 I will be supporting The Encephalitis Society as my chosen charity

The reason I chose The Encephalitis Society is my Dad received a shock diagnosis of CASPR2-antibody encephalitis on 8 January, following a misdiagnosis of motor neurone disease and frontemporal dementia. As many of you know my Dad means the absolute world to me, and I’ve been fighting the NHS for him since October 2017 when he was first taken ill to get a proper diagnosis for him.  The Encephalitis Society have already been very helpful with resources and support to help me understand my Dad’s condition, what treatment he will be having in the coming weeks and what to expect in terms of his prognosis and recovery.

I will be taking part in a #BrainWalk for the Encephalitis Society on Saturday 22 February 2020, which is World Encephalitis Day. More information about this to follow, and more information about Encephalitis can be found on the Encephalitis Society website –

I will post details of other fundraising and awareness raising activities that I will be doing in 2020 in due course, so do keep an eye on my blog for updates. For more information and for how you can support me in my fundraising and awareness raising endeavours in 2020, email me via


Lisa Ventura is an award-winning Cyber Security consultant and is the CEO and Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA), a membership association that is dedicated raising awareness and educating small businesses, SME’s, large corporate companies and the general public as to the importance of cyber security. Lisa is also a thought leader, author and keynote speaker and has been published in various publications globally. She is fascinated by all things related to nuclear war and loves dogs, the gym/keep fit, the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury, sci-fi, films and TV series from the 1980s, especially American soap operas such as Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and Knots Landing.