Some of you may recall that I previously compiled and released some books:

The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 1
The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 2
The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men: Volume 1

It was my intention to release volume 2 of The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men in line with International Men’s Day, and Volume 3 of The Rise of the Cyber Women in line with International Women’s Day, but in the words of the great author Douglas Adams….life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.

In line with my new venture and entity which will be launching next year, rather than have separate books there will be one book a year called “The Rise of the Cyber People”. This will begin with volume 1 and it will be for EVERYONE globally, and not separated out by gender.

The criteria for having your story included in the book will be that you must have transitioned into the cyber security industry from another industry and have had a non-linear journey into cyber as it is my hope that the book will encourage and inspire others to transition into the cyber security industry. The book will be released via the Amazon Direct Publishing platform in Spring 2022 – a more definite release date will be announced soon.

If you would like more information and would like to consider having your story included in this book, please drop me an email via or comment here. I’m currently compiling the submission guidelines and will be happy to send these to you once they are ready.



Lisa Ventura is an award-winning Cyber Security consultant and is the Founder of Cyber Security Unity, a cyber security community that aims to unite the industry globally to combat the growing cyber threat. Lisa is also a thought leader, author and keynote speaker in cyber security 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.