Seeking Women in Cyber Security For New Book “The Rise of the Cyber Women”

Seeking Women in Cyber Security For New Book “The Rise of the Cyber Women”

I am proud to announce that I am currently writing a book which will be published via Amazon Createspace early next year called “The Rise of the Cyber Women“.

Staying safe online has never been more important, with cyber attacks happening to organisations large and small all over the world.  Yet  a huge cyber skills gap exists with those who do enter the profession tending to be men. Few women pursue careers in cyber security, but those who do are shattering the glass ceiling and contributing to the safety and security of the internet, the CNI and our day to day lives. Furthermore, the cyber security industry offers a huge amount of opportunity for those who are neurodiverse to enter the industry.

This book is a compilation of inspiring stories and interviews with some of the women who are pioneers for the industry and leading the way in cyber security today. It also gives hints, tips and advice to women who are looking to pursue a career in cyber security or change their career path into cyber security.

I am actively seeking women in cyber security to be a part of this book, and to share their journey into a career in cyber to help inspire other women and encourage them to enter the industry. If this sounds like you and like something you would like to be a part of please email me via hello@lisaventura.com and let’s talk.

Bohemian Rhapsody Film Release

Bohemian Rhapsody Film Release

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a huge fan of Queen and Freddie Mercury. So it was with huge excitement on my part that I went to see the new biopic about the band and Freddie “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

At the time of writing this news entry I have seen it twice, and I am sure that I will see it another couple of times while it is in the cinema. I would like to share a couple of posts that I wrote for my blog “Cyber Geek Girl” about my memories of Queen and Freddie Mercury and what the band and Freddie means to me, and a review of the film “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

They can be found here:

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Review
https://www.cybergeekgirl.co.uk/review-bohemian-rhapsody/

My Memories of Queen and Freddie Mercury: Inspired by Seeing “Bohemian Rhapsody”
https://www.cybergeekgirl.co.uk/memories-of-queen-and-freddie-mercury-inspired-by-seeing-bohemian-rhapsody/

I hope you all enjoy them, and for more reviews visit my blog www.cybergeekgirl.co.uk.

Article In Counter Terror Business Magazine

Article In Counter Terror Business Magazine

I’m delighted to share this article that I contributed to Counter Terror Magazine which talks about the growing cyber security threat, the types of threats that are out there, how sophisticated they are becoming and what can be done to combat them.

This is hopefully the start of more articles that I will be sharing on the subject as I work towards educating the business community and general public about the cyber security threat. Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility, and with more and more attacks occuring on a daily basis it has never been as important as it is today.

You can read the article here – http://www.counterterrorbusiness.com/features/how-protect-your-business-against-cyber-attacks.

Nominated for the “TechWomen100” 2018 List

Nominated for the “TechWomen100” 2018 List

I’m very excited and proud to announce I have been nominated for inclusion in We Are Tech Women’s “TechWomen100” list for 2018 for my contribution to the technology industry.

The We Are Tech Women “TechWomen100” Awards aims to recognise women in the technology industry who are champions for women in technology and the organisations who have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop female tech talent. By highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female talent, the awards also aim to help create a new generation of female role models for the industry.

The “TechWomen100” awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way and are supported by leading organisations such as Worldpay, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse and Accenture.

I am absolutely delighted to find out that I have been nominated to be included in the 2018 “TechWomen100” list. Great progress is being made to help women shatter the glass ceiling and enter careers in the technology industry, and this forum is a great way of recognising and providing inspiration to other women who are considering joining the technology industry.

Nominations are open till 28 September 2018, with the shortlist announced on 5 November 2018. The winners will be announced on 10 December 2018 following a public vote. 

For more information about We Are Tech Women’s “TechWomen100” list for 2018 and how to nominate someone, visit https://wearetechwomen.wearethecity.com/techwomen100-awards-2018/.

Inspirational Stories and Interviews on my Blog

Inspirational Stories and Interviews on my Blog

I’m going to be launching a new section on my blog “Cyber Geek Girl” very soon – “Inspirational Interviews & Stories”. I want to give a platform to those who are inspiring others, making a positive difference and who are changing the world.

These unsung heroes work tirelessly every day to achieve their goals, help others and make a huge difference in the world, and I want to showcase all the good people out there and what they do to help the lives of others and who raise awareness of causes that are close to their heart.

You might run a business, achieve great personal goals, have overcome great personal tragedy or be an advocate/awareness raiser for a cause that is close to your heart. Whatever it is, I want to feature you.

I’ve already featured the author John James,Lindsay Condefer of My name is Lentil fame, Rob Moore the #BlueLightHappy Paramedic, Helen Tweedle Needham of Me.Decoded and Diana Street of Peaceful Harmony to name but a few, and these interviews will move into the new section on my blog.

I hope to kick this new section off with an interview with Gabriel Cat DiFelice of Pet-Unity Pet Services in the USA in the next few days. After this I have interviews coming hopefully with:

Ted Hunstiger
Vincent Roland Simone and Luke Chadwick-jones
Raika Tienert
David John Southall
Suz Winspear
David Morrison
Mel S Finley

I’m very much looking forward to launching this new part of my blog, and connecting with as many inspirational people as possible. For more information and to take part head over to https://www.cybergeekgirl.co.uk/category/interviews/ to see the interviews I’ve done so far.