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Lisa Ventura is an award-winning cyber security consultant whose career spans over 23 years in cyber security and technology. She entered the cyber security industry in 2009 when she became the Chief Operations Officer/PR & Marketing Director at Titania Ltd, a leading cyber security software development company in the UK.
About Lisa Ventura
During her time at Titania, Lisa Ventura saw the company grow from a tiny start-up to a successful small business with members of staff, offices and a network of distributors and resellers globally. Since her time at Titania, Lisa has utilised her expertise in cyber security in many other organisations, including BT, Pinsent Masons, BlueVoyant, CyBourn and Proficio Inc. as a Cyber Security Awareness Consultant.
Lisa Ventura is a published author and has recently contributed articles to Counter Terror Business Magazine, Europa Business Magazine, Infosecurity Magazine and BPMA Magazine, amongst others. Her books entitled “The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 1 and Volume 2” and “The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men: Volume 1” are available on Amazon Direct Publishing.
As the Founder of Cyber Security Unity (formerly the UK Cyber Security Association), Lisa is in high demand for her expertise as a thought leader and commentator in the cyber security industry. 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. Lisa was previously the CEO and founder of the UK Cyber Security Association, a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of the importance of cyber security for small businesses and SME’s and provides education on the growing cyber threat to individuals and businesses. As a result of all this work, Lisa is often asked to be a keynote speaker and panellist at various cybersecurity, technology, IT and business conferences and events.
Lisa also sits on the Advisory Board of the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre, the Advisory Board of the International Cyber Security Expo, and is a judge for the Cyber OSPA awards.
Lisa is also an award-winning writer, and her blogs “Cyber Geek Girl” “Life Body Soul Spirit” and “Frankie’s Legacy” all focus on different areas and aspects of her life. She is a qualified coach and mentor and is currently studying to become a counsellor to help those affected by narcissistic abuse and those in the cybersecurity industry who have been impacted by bullying and harassment.
Neurodivergent and proud, Lisa has been a strong advocate of all things related to neurodiversity since she was diagnosed as #ActuallyAutistic. She is also a strong supporter of promoting cyber security as a career path for those who are autistic and neurodivergent and is a mentor to those who are considering entering the cybersecurity industry. In addition, Lisa is a strong business mentor for Women in Business, Women in Cyber Security, Women in Tech and more.
Lisa has been nominated for and won numerous awards for her work over the years, the most recent of which was the winner of the “Cyber Security Supporter of Women” category at the Cyber Security Woman of the Year awards in the USA. She has also won the “Outstanding Contribution to Cyber Security” category in the SC Magazine Awards Europe and the “Cyber Security Personality of the Year” award in the UK’s Cyber Security Awards. She has also been included in various lists, including IT Security Guru’s “Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Security” list, We Are Tech Women’s Top 100 Power List, WISF’s Power 100 list of the most inspiring women in cyber security and IFSEC’s Global Influencer’s list, to name but a few. One of the most prestigious awards that Lisa won was at ITV’s National Diversity Awards in 2020, when she won the Positive Role Model (Gender) category.
- Cyber Security Awareness
- Collaboration in Cyber Security
- Spotting Scams and Phishing attempts
- Ransonware and malware
- Cloud Security
- Digital Transformation
- Women in Tech
- Navigating Narcissistic Personalities
- Managing Stress and Burnout in Cyber Security
- Equality and Diversity
- Mental Health
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