Worcester, UK, Monday 17 August 2020: The UK Cyber Security Association’s CEO & Founder Lisa Ventura is delighted to announce that her first book “The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume One” is now available to buy via Amazon Direct Publishing.

As a woman in the cyber security industry who had a non-linear journey into it, Lisa, who is based in Worcester in the UK, was inspired to compile and edit the book to help give a voice to other women in the industry. She hopes that the book will act as an inspirational guide to women who might be thinking about taking their first steps into a career in cyber security but think they lack the skills or competencies to do so.

“The Rise of the Cyber Women” is a compilation of inspiring stories with women in the cyber security industry from all over the world who are pioneers and leading the way in helping to protect the world from the growing cyber threat. Those who are included and featured in this book shared not only their stories but also their hints, tips and advice to women who are looking to pursue a career in cyber security or change their career path into cyber security. Their tenacity and commitment to their careers in the cyber security industry is very impressive.

Speaking of the release of the book, Lisa Ventura said: “I entered the cyber security industry in 2009 when I joined Titania Ltd having spent years working in the entertainment industry and in marketing and PR. I knew that I wanted to stay in the cyber security industry so I founded the UK Cyber Security Association, and it soon became clear that I was a minority as a woman in the industry which was dominated predominantly by men. In 2019 I was at a talk at Infosec in London given by Professor Sue Black, and it was during this inspiring talk that I had the idea for “The Rise of the Cyber Women”. The interest in it was huge, so much so that I am already working on volume two which will be released on 8 March 2021, in line with International Women’s Day. I wanted to give a voice to women in cyber security globally and showcase their inspiring journeys into the industry in the hope that it helps and inspires other women to consider a career in cyber security, but who may be put off because they think it is very male dominated and because they think they need a technical background to enter it. I was honoured that so many amazing women shared their stories with me for the book and hope it will be a valuable resource to women in cyber security.”

The contributors included in the book in order of appearance are:

Lauren Zink
Goonjeta Malhotra
Liz Banbury
April Boyd-Noronha
Cheryl Torano
Celine Pypaert
Annie Jamshed
Lucy McGrother
Dr Semire Yekta
Jihana Barrett
Stephanie Luangraj
Vandana Verma Sehgal
Larisa Gabudeanu
Amy Ertan
Kavya Pearlman
Karla Reffold

“The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume One” is available now via the links below:

The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume One – Paperback

The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume One – Kindle/eBook

For more information about Lisa Ventura and the UK Cyber Security Association, please visit www.lisaventura.co.uk or www.cybersecurityassociation.co.uk.

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Press Contact

Russell Ventura,
Chief Operating Officer: UK Cyber Security Association
Tel:
0800 772 0155
Email:
info@cybersecurityassociation.co.uk

Notes for Editors

  1. About “The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume One”
    The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume One” is a compilation of inspiring stories from women in the cyber security industry from all over the world who are pioneers and leading the way in helping to protect the world from the growing cyber threat. Those who are included and featured in this book shared not only their stories but also their hints, tips and advice to women who are looking to pursue a career in cyber security or change their career path into cyber security. Their tenacity and commitment to their careers in the cyber security industry is very impressive indeed. If you are a woman who is looking to make the move into the cyber security industry, you need to read this book. If you feel that you are not good enough for a career in cyber security, you need to read this book. If you suffer from “impostor syndrome” which is holding you back from a career in cyber security, you need to read this book.
  2. About the UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA)
    The UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA) is a new membership organisation for individuals, small businesses, SME’s and corporate companies who are involved in or who work in the cyber security industry in the UK. Members receive a wide range of benefits including access to the latest cyber security industry news, discounts on courses, seminars, networking events, conferences, and items such as insurance and penetration testing, access to a directory of members and much more.  The UKCSA also supplies compliance, security consultancy, risk management, penetration testing, bespoke security solutions and half and full day courses to small businesses and SME’s all aimed at helping them understand cyber security and what it means for their businesses.
  3. Lisa Ventura, CEO & Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association and Editor of “The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume One”, is available for interviews or commentary about “The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume On” upon request.
  4. Photography and other imagery is also available upon request.


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