No Password Required: Founder of Cyber Security Unity, Member of the Order of the British Empire, and Appreciator of '80s Soap Operas

Cybersecurity and Privacy   |   Technology   |   July 19, 2023

The No Password Required Podcast is dedicated to introducing and celebrating the practitioners, leaders, researchers, and individuals who are shaping the cybersecurity industry. Join us for an in-depth conversation that explores our guests' personalities, expertise, and the path that led them into cybersecurity. The team also discusses current cyber threats and readiness tips for security professionals and business leaders alike.

Lisa Ventura is the founder of Cyber Security Unity, a U.K.-based organization seeking to unite the cybersecurity industry globally. Lisa is also a proud neurodivergent person; after being diagnosed in her adulthood with autism and ADHD, she gained a wider understanding of who she is, how she can use her unique traits to make the world better, and how she can advocate for neurodivergent talent in the cyber industry.

In this episode of No Password Required, Lisa joins Carlton Fields’ Jack Clabby and KnowBe4’s Kayley Melton to share how she went from working on the U.K. version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” to becoming an award-winning leader in the cybersecurity industry. She also tells us about receiving her honorary award from the British Parliament, her love of 1980s American soap operas, and the sci-fi world she’d most want to live in.

Jack and Kayley discuss the drastic increase in the amount of cash Americans lost to text messaging scams in recent years, including why this type of attack is showing so much growth, how consumers can continue moving forward, and more.

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