Lisa Ventura is a multi-award-winning cyber security consultant and expert with over 23 years experience.
She entered the industry in 2009 when she became Titania Ltd’s Chief Operations Officer and PR & Marketing Director. Since then, she has worked as a security or marketing consultant for the likes of BlueVoyant, Boost Technology Group, BT, Corinium Global Intelligence, CyBourn, Logistics UK, Pinsent Masons, Proficio Inc, Royal Life Saving Society UK, and the UK Cyber Security Council.
A TechWoman100 Award Winner, Lisa is one of the most well-known and respected experts in her field; Lisa Ventura is now an in-demand keynote speaker, consultant, and writer.
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As well as the technical side of cyber security, Lisa Ventura has a huge interest in the human aspects of it and founded the Cyber Security Unity in 2022. CSU is a global cyber security community that aims to “unite the cyber security industry worldwide to combat the growing cyber threat”.
Lisa has many fingers in many pies; as well as her cyber security work and speaking engagements, she is on the board of Think Digital Partners as their cyber security advisor, is a member of the Advisory Group for the International Cyber Expo, and is on the board for the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre.
She is also a prolific writer, contributing to BPMA, Counter Terror Business, and Europa Business magazines, and has published several books:
The Rise of the Cyber Women Volume 1 (2020) and Volume 2 (2021): A compilation of stories and interviews with women in the cyber security industry, offering tips for those seeking to join the industry.
The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men Volume 1 (2020): This book focusses on the men in the industry who are creating pioneering ways to keep us safe from cyber threats.
Lisa Ventura has also produced works focussing on her own key experiences, including:
Picking Apart the Threads: How a Single Film about Nuclear War Influenced a Generation: First-hand accounts of those who watched the BBC docu-drama Threads, which looked at what would happen in the UK if it was attacked by nuclear weapons.
Frankie’s Legacy: Love, Loss, Grief and Recovery: A first-hand account of Lisa’s journey to motherhood, only to become an ‘empty armed mother’ when he was born sleeping.
I am #ActuallyAutistic: Looking into Lisa’s autism diagnosis and his being neurodiverse has given her a new lease of life.
How to Cope When Someone Dies: A practical guide on coping with your emotions, organising a funeral, and going about your life whilst grieving.
Her knowledge, experience, and passion for cyber security have seen Lisa being nominated and winning some of the highest awards in the industry, including ‘Outstanding Contribution to Cyber Security’ by SC Awards Europe, ‘Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Security’ by IT Security Guru, ‘Personality of the Year’ and ‘Woman of the Year’ at the Cyber Security Awards UK, ‘Woman of the Year’ at Computing Magazine, ‘Positive Role Model (Gender)’ at ITV’s National Diversity Awards, ‘Supporter of Women’ from Women in Cyber Security USA, and named in SC Magazine’s ‘Top 30 Women of Influence in Cyber Security During the Pandemic’, amongst many, many others.
Lisa’s two decades of experience in business and cybersecurity, plus her own life as a neurodiverse individual, has led her to become a motivational and inspiring keynote speaker. She has a number of ready-to-go speaking themes and topics, but she can change these as to the client’s requirements.
– Women in Cyber Security
– Neurodiversity in Cyber Security
– Bullying and Abuse
– Data and Analytics
– Women in Business
– Artificial Intelligence
– Mental Health/Stress
– Imposter Syndrome
– Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
– The Rise of the Cyber Woman
– Oh Yes I’m the Great Imposter: Managing Imposter Syndrome
– The Future of A.I in Cyber Security
– Hacking and Neurodiversity
– The Rise of the Neurodivergent Cyber Person
– Not a Sheep: How Different is the New Normal
– Cyber Security is Everyone’s Responsibility
– Data Sharing Nightmares
– Managing Stress and Burnout in Cyber Security
– Mental Health and Cyber Security
Her most recent keynote topic is Security in the Cloud: Fostering Greater Collaboration in Cloud Security to Combat the Growing Cyber Threat. The outbreak of the Russia/Ukraine war in February 2022 highlighted the risk of cyber threats in general warfare and heightened the concern about cloud security crime. This talk aims to provide an overview of cloud security threats and work out ways that the industry itself can help combat the growing threat.
As week as being a popular keynote speaker, Lisa offers a range of support and services, including:
Coaching and Mentoring: In 2022, she gained her Level 5 Diploma in Life Coaching and now helps cyber security professionals with burnout, stress, mental issues, and that elusive work/life balance.
Marketing Consultancy: Lisa helps cyber security organisations raise brand awareness in a competitive marketplace.
Writing: Lisa Ventura can create professional documents from white papers to webinars, emails to press releases, and social media posts to industry articles and blogs.
Lisa brought home the importance of staying safe online to our audience, many of whom are angel investors, and demystified the subject of cyber security. She has lots of practical hints and tips for what to do in the event of a cyber-attack, and we’ve booked her for our forthcoming conference. She is highly recommended as an engaging speaker in the cyber security space.
Helen Terry, Stakeholderz
Lisa has contributed to many of our conferences and webinars and is always a hit with our audience. She has spoken about phishing, device security and management and managing stress and burnout in infosec and cyber security and brings each topic to life with real life examples and her own experiences.
Dan Raywood, Infosecurity Magazine