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UK Cyber Security Association’s CEO & Founder Lisa Ventura Selected as a Finalist in Two Categories in the 2019 Cyber Security Awards

Worcester, United Kingdom, Monday 27 May 2019: Lisa Ventura, CEO & Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association, is pleased to announce that she has been selected as finalist in two categories in the 2019 Cyber Security Awards – “Personality of the Year” and “Woman of the Year”.

The Cyber Security Awards were established in 2014, to reward the best individuals, teams and companies within the cyber security industry. Excellence and innovation are core themes, throughout all categories. The Cyber Security Awards team, reviews the industry, looking for the best possible applicants. We encourage all those, who are committed to progressing the industry, to apply. Organizations and people from all over the world are eligible to submit applications including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups, as long as they have a presence within the United Kingdom.

The winners will be announced at the Cyber Security Awards dinner and presentation at the Park Plaza Hotel, Victoria, on the 4th of July 2019. 

Speaking of the news that she is a finalist in two categories, Lisa Ventura, CEO & Found of the UK Cyber Security Association, said: “To be selected as a finalist in two categories in this year’s Cyber Security Awards is a huge honour and I’m proud to be chosen to represent the best of the cyber security industry in this way along with some of the most leading and influential people who are also in the industry. I entered the cyber security industry when it was in its infancy in 2009 when I was PR & Marketing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of a leading Worcester based cyber security software development company, and over the years I’ve seen the industry grow and develop as many look to develop new ways to keep us safe from the growing cyber threat.”

Awards judge Karla Reffold said: “The competition this year is incredibly tough and diverse. This was the toughest year so far to have made the shortlist. There are so many fantastic individuals, innovative products and companies that are doing great things within cyber security.”

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Notes for Editors

  1. 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. 
  2. About the Cyber Security Awards
    Situated at the Park Plaza Hotel, Victoria, the Cyber Security Awards is a leading awards event for the cyber security industry. The event consists of a three-course dinner, entertainment, the presentation of awards and dancing. The Cyber Security Awards is the ideal event to gain recognition for your success within the cyber security industry. At the awards you can expect to network with leading industry professionals from consultancies, technology firms, defence businesses, FTSE 250 and public sector bodies.
  1. Lisa Ventura, CEO & Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association, is available for interviews or commentary upon request.
  2. Photography and other imagery is also available upon request.

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