Lisa Ventura

Lisa Ventura is an award-winning cyber security consultant and professional career spans over 23 years in cyber security, technology, data/analytics, software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IT and more.

She entered the cyber security industry in 2009 when she became the Chief Operations Officer/PR & Marketing Director at Titania Ltd from 2009 to 2012, a leading cyber security software development company in the UK. Under her guidance the company was taken from a two-person start-up to a successful SME with over 20 members of staff, offices and a network of distributors and resellers globally. Since her time at Titania Ltd Lisa has used her expertise in cyber security in many other organisations including BT when she worked on their Assure Cyber product.

Lisa is a published author and has recently contributed articles to Counter Terror Business Magazine, Europa Business Magazine and the BPMA Magazine amongst others. She is currently working on a book entitled “The Rise of the Cyber Woman”, which is a collection of interviews and accounts from some of the most inspiring women in the cyber security industry today. She also has other books in the pipeline including one called “Picking Apart the Threads: How One Docu-Film About Nuclear War Influenced a Cold-War Generation. “

As the Founder and CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association, Lisa is in high demand for her expertise in cyber security. The UK Cyber Security Association is a dedicated membership association solely for individuals and organisations who actively work in the cyber security industry. In addition, the association works to raise awareness of the importance of cyber security in all businesses of all shapes and sizes and exists to educate the general public about the importance of cyber security and staying safe online. The Association will launch in 2019 and Lisa is already gaining bookings and interest as a keynote speaker at various conferences and events.

Neurodivergent and proud, Lisa is a strong advocate of all things related to neurodiversity since she was diagnosed as being #ActuallyAutistic in June 2018. She is also a strong supporter of promoting cyber security as a career path to those who are autistic and neurodivergent and is a mentor to those who are considering entering the cyber security and marketing industries. 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, and recently she was named winner of the Cyber Security Awards “Cyber Security. She was also recently included on “We Are Tech Women’s” Tech Women 100 List. This list aims to celebrate emerging talent amongst women in the tech and cyber security industries.

Lisa loves nothing more than mentoring others, being a keynote speaker at events and sharing her industry insights in the main passions that she has in cyber security, neurodiversity, business and marketing. Recently she has been a moderator at the Cloud & Cyber Expo in London and will be a moderator at this year’s Global Cyber & Cloud Expo. She is a born campaigner and campaigns tirelessly for issues that are close to her heart such as neurodiversity, early pregnancy loss/stillbirth, dementia/alzheimers, epilepsy and road safety. She has a strong and unrivalled ability to take complex security technologies and text and turn this into straightforward, jargon free language that is easy to understand. As an autistic woman in the cyber security industry, Lisa is often called upon to share her experiences of being neurodiverse and how neurodiversity can be a force for good in all areas of life through her work as a contributor to “MeDecoded“.

A lifelong learner, Lisa continually develops and enhances her skills through exhibitions, trade shows, networking events and attending conferences, courses and seminars. In her spare time she loves reading, blogging/writing, walking her beloved dog Poppy, sci-fi, films/cinema and self-development/positive thinking. She also has a strong interest in all things related to nuclear war and collects books, documentaries and films on this subject.