Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson podcast

Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson

Microsoft

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Security, Compliance & Identity at Microsoft, talks with cybersecurity thought leaders and influential industry experts about the trends shaping the cyber landscape and what should be top-of-mind for the C-suite and other key decision makers. Ann and her guests explore the risk and promise of tools and systems powered by AI, IoT, machine learning, and other emerging technology, as well as the impact on how humans work, communicate, consume information, and live in this era of digital transformation. Please note, the opinions expressed by guests on this podcast are their own and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect opinions of, Microsoft or Ann Johnson.

43 Episodes

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    Girl Security

    27:02

    Lauren Buitta, co-founder and CEO of Girl Security, shares how advancing girls, women, and gender minorities in national security leads to better cyber defense on today’s episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson. Lauren began as a policy analyst with the National Strategy Forum, a nonpartisan think tank, focusing on a wide range of national and global security issues, including domestic terrorism, transnational threats, and cybersecurity. Ann and Lauren discuss what led her to launch Girl Security, what the industry could do differently to help women grow in security, and why it is crucial to engage young girls in discourse about disinformation?  In This Episode You Will Learn:     How to become involved with Girl Security  The barriers women face when searching for a security career  Why we are having issues finding new security talent  Some Questions We Ask:     How can we remove barriers for women in security?    Why is it important to involve young women in uncovering misinformation?  What are the reasons behind women only taking up 20% of our industry?      Resources:    Girl Security  View Lauren Buitta on LinkedIn  View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn    Related:        Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault      Listen to: Security Unlocked     Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.
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    Inside Microsoft's Security Response Center

    25:48

    Aanchal Gupta, Vice President for Microsoft Azure, joins Ann on today's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Aanchal is an executive with more than two decades of experience leading geographically distributed teams developing secure and trustworthy software used by billions of people. Aanchal joins us to discuss her work leading Microsoft's Security Response Center, giving our listeners a behind-the-scenes look into how the company’s security team tackles issues. Aanchal also talks with Ann about different lessons learned when tackling recent threats, her philosophy on cybersecurity, and how important she believes diversity and open work culture for diverse people are when trying to maintain trust and clarity in a crisis.    In This Episode You Will Learn:      Challenges as a cyber security leader   Guidance when trying to improve security posture  Behind the scenes look inside the Microsoft Security Response Center   Some Questions We Ask:   What are some lessons you’ve learned when tackling recent threats?     When it comes to cyber issues, what should customers know first?   How important is diversity and open work culture for the future of cybersecurity?  Resources:     View Aanchal Gupta on LinkedIn  View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn   Related:       Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault     Listen to: Security Unlocked      Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.
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    The Next Cyber Defender

    25:06

    Jessica Gulick, Founder, and CEO of KATZCY, a woman-owned cyber consulting firm driven to help cybersecurity experts become great leaders, joins Ann Johnson on today's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Ann and Jessica discuss the evolution of cybersecurity gaming competitions, why these events are crucial to inspiring young people, and who she believes is the next generation of cyber defenders. As the founder and commissioner of US Cyber Games, an organization committed to informing and inspiring the broader community on ways to develop tomorrow's cybersecurity workforce, Jessica also shares how the cyber industry can help train and retain the next generation of cyber defenders.    In This Episode You Will Learn:     The evolution of cybersecurity gaming competitions    Real time cyber skills training through eSports   Why we need to attract more women to the tech industry  Some Questions We Ask:     How can tech companies help maintain the pipeline of future cyber security talent?     What do you believe is the first step to alleviate the talent shortage?   When will the next generation of defenders catch up to the sophistication of attackers?     Resources:    Katzcy Digital Marketing Agency  View Jessica Gulick on LinkedIn   View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn  Related:   Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault     Listen to: Security Unlocked     Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.
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    IoT-Based Infrastructures

    29:07

    Diana Kelly, the co-founder, and CTO of SecurityCurve, a cybersecurity consulting firm, joins Ann Johnson on this episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Diana is a globally known security expert who donates much of her time volunteering in the cybersecurity community while also serving on the Association for Computing Machinery Ethics and Plagiarism Committee. Diana talks with Ann about helping inexperienced organizations get up to speed on the cybersecurity landscape, some of the current significant security and privacy hurdles currently plaguing the field, and some of the best practices to assist network defenders and users trying to combat botnet threats.      In This Episode You Will Learn:      How companies can protect themselves from new unsecure devices   When security risks correspond with access management and IoT devices  Why we need security programs to grow to a new level     Some Questions We Ask:  How should network defenders and users combat botnet threats?  What types of universal IoT standards need to be created?   What privacy hurdles are currently plaguing the field of IoT-connected devices?     Resources:    View Diana Kelly on LinkedIn  View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn    Related:   Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault     Listen to: Security Unlocked   Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.
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    The Rising Ransomware Risks

    21:34

    Rinki Sethi; Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Twitter joins Ann Johnson for this conversation focused on the recent rise in cybercrime. Rinki was an Information Security Executive at IBM from 2018 to 2019 before joining Twitter in September 2020. She is responsible for protecting Twitter's information and technology assets and managing the company's continued product innovations in the security space. Rinki talks with Ann about the significant uptick in ransomware attacks, what she enjoys most about her career in cybersecurity, best practices when raising consumer awareness, and Twitter's approach to cybersecurity.     In This Episode You Will Learn:    Rinki’s cybersecurity philosophy   Best practices to apply when trying to keep your company and customers safe  The challenges when readjusting data into a functional and quick risk management strategy  Some Questions We Ask:    What are some best practices when raising consumer awareness?   Do you believe ransomware attacks are rising or just becoming more high-profile?  What guidance would you provide to organizations that lack sufficient protection against cyberattacks?     Resources:  View Rinki Sethi on LinkedIn  View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn    Related:  Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault    Listen to: Security Unlocked  Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.
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    The Rising Risks of Cybercrime

    32:37

    Amy Hogan-Burney, General Manager of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, and former attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation joins Ann Johnson to discuss how to address the leap in cyberattack sophistication seen in the new Microsoft Digital Defense Report, and the steps needed to establish new rules for cyberspace. As the leader of a global team of attorneys, investigators, engineers, and analysts Amy shares the strategic vantage point that these insights reveal about the increase of imposter domains attacking a variety of industries, and what guidance she has for organizations trying to protect themselves during a new wave of cyberattacks unlike any we have seen in the past.  In This Episode You Will Learn:     New global cybercrime trends   Why we are seeing an increase in imposter domains   How to keep data safe while employees continue to work remote  Some Questions We Ask:     What can we learn from the latest digital defense report?    Why are we seeing a shift to more phishing attacks?  When should we start establishing new rules for cybersecurity?     Resources:    Fighting an emerging cybercrime trend  View Amy Hogan-Burney on LinkedIn  View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn  Related:      Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault    Listen to: Security Unlocked     Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.
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    Defending Our Infrastructure

    23:08

    Wendy Nather, the highly respected cyber strategist, CISO, research director, and former industry analyst, joins Ann Johnson on Afternoon Cyber Tea to talk about the strategies helping defend against human-operated ransomware. Wendy has served as a CISO in both the private and public sectors leading IT security for the EMEA region of the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) and the Texas Education Agency. Her specialties are security program management, threat intelligence, risk analysis, identity and access management, security operations, and incident response. In this episode, Wendy and Ann also discuss the Digital Extortion Task Force, which specializes in combating these attacks, and how the threat landscape has continued to widen and evolve.      In This Episode You Will Learn:  What is so alarming about the recent rise in ransomware attacks  How human-operated ransomware is a threat to organizations in every industry  Why threat actors have become remarkably successful      Some Questions We Ask:  What are your thoughts on the new Digital Extortion Task Force?  Can you elaborate on what has evolved in ransomware and the threat actors behind it?   What should organizations concentrate on to protect themselves against ransomware?    Resources:    View Wendy Nather on LinkedIn    View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn      Related:      Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault    Listen to: Security Unlocked    Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The Cyberwire Network.
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    Addressing the Spread of Disinformation

    43:52

    Dr. Fiona Hill, former intelligence officer and one of the United States' most incomparable Russian experts, joins Ann Johnson in the Season 5 premiere episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Dr. Hill addresses disinformation, the connection to cybersecurity, and how adversaries are mastering technology to undermine U.S. interests at home and abroad. She also talks with Ann about the critical need to stay aware of our adversaries' scientific and technical capabilities, digital threats to women online, and the importance of including individuals with diverse perspectives and sensitivities to address cyber threats in the future.    In This Episode You Will Learn:  The importance of including individuals with diverse perspectives What limits the United States' ability to understand and respond to global issues The value and importance of a role model for young Americans   Some Questions We Ask:  How do we stay aware of the scientific capabilities our adversaries are pursuing?    What has to happen to ensure that digital threats to women do not control their social and educational engagement?  Why can we only benefit from the younger generation believing in themselves?     Resources:  There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century  View Dr. Fiona Hill on LinkedIn  View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn      Related:     Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault   Listen to: Security Unlocked  Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.
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    The Adversary of the Future: The Ongoing Evolution of Cybercrime

    24:39

    Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, and Identity at Microsoft sits down with Rick Howard, Chief Security Officer and Chief Analyst for CyberWire, to talk about the future of cybercrime. Reflecting on recent cyberattacks, they discuss historical approaches that still hold true, the strengths and weaknesses of standard industry practices, and which principles of cybersecurity they feel aren’t getting enough attention today. Resources:   View Rick Howard on LinkedIn View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn Related: Listen to: Security Unlocked Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault  Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.
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    The Importance of Protecting Our Online Selves

    23:21

    Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, and Identity at Microsoft welcomes Flynn Adams, co-founder of InteliQore, to the show to talk about her personal experience with online harassment causing real-life trauma. Flynn recounts her harrowing story about the digital abuse that endangered her family, the inaction and frustration that followed, and her motivation to create InteliQore and advocate for digital safety as a fundamental human right. Resources:   View Flynn Adams on LinkedIn View Ann Johnson on LinkedIn Related: Listen to: Security Unlocked Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault  Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.

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