speaker engagements

Thank you for your interest in inviting Michala to speak at your upcoming event. 

Main Talks

Other Topics

With Michala's broad experience in information governance and cybersecurity she can contribute to a wide range of subjects and enjoys sharing her thoughts on the the following topics: 

  • Sector specific - Cybersecurity in charities and healthcare;
  • Information security governance, risk, and compliance;
  • Incident management - where to start, before an incident;
  • Training, education, and awareness - Let's Play...;
  • Cybersecurity CareersHer cybersecurity journey, the experience gap, Mentoring - the next generation, Advice for new cybersecurity graduates and career changers, women in cybersecurity;
  • Overcoming challenges - Mental health and burnout, Diversity (black, female, disability), Perfectionism, Imposter syndrome, and Breast Cancer.​​​​​​​





Past Events

Watch / listen to a selection of past events that are publicly available. 

Third Sector & NCSC: Cyber security for charities part 4: What does a good incident response plan look like? (2022)

Third Sector & NCSC: Cyber security for charities: How to keep your charity cyber safe (July 2022)

Charity Digital UK: Back to basics: cyber security for smaller charities (December 2021)

South East Cyber Resilience Centre (SECRC): Cyber Inside Out Podcast: Episode 4 (Charities and Third Sector Organisations) (September 2021)

Charities Security Forum (CSF): First Friday Forum - Keep It Pragmatic (September 2021)

TEISS Talk: 3rd party risk assessments: Cyber regulation implications for supply chain security (July 2021)

Podcast: Charity Digital UK: Why don't charities care about cyber security? (February 2021)

CREST videos: Information security in the healthcare charity sector | Interview with Michala Liavaag

The Charity Digital Podcast: Goodbye 2020, hello 2021 (December 2020)

Podcast: Charity Digital UK: Cyber-security state of the nation (February 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes.  You can read example synopsis on Michala's Innovation Women Speaker Profile (scroll towards the bottom).

The more notice the better; however, I appreciate that life happens, and speakers may drop out at the last minute.

We evaluate engagements on a case-by-case basis.  Michala offers pro bono speaking engagements in her work as a STEM Ambassador and for causes that she cares about.

She prioritises requests that align with her interests and have a budget.  She is also open to other forms of compensation, such as an article to your mailing list, giving a presentation to senior management, or free exhibition booth, and so on.

Michala's speaker rate starts from £1,500 ex VAT plus reimbursement of any expenses incurred.

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Yes, you can book directly.
Alternatively, Michala is an Innovation Woman speaker and can be booked via their platform.

Throughout the COVID19 pandemic Michala only offered her speaking services remotely. 

As of April 2023, she is once again open to speaking at on-site events; this is subject to speaker fees and travel expenses being reimbursed.

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