55 episodes

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.

Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson Microsoft

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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.

    The Journey to Greater Representation

    The Journey to Greater Representation

    Jeff Rivera, American author, producer, and co-founder of Collective 5 Entertainment, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion, the impact of underrepresentation, and his journey from poverty to renowned world speaker. Jeff is an internationally sought-after speaker and author with an impressive body of work, including over 200 books, television, radio, and digital publications. 
      
    In This Episode You Will Learn:    

    Jeff's journey from American poverty to mentor, writer, and production company owner 

    The impact of under-representation 

    The importance of seeing and celebrating differences in people  

     
    Some Questions We Ask:    

    How does the lack of representation impact people from marginalized communities?  

    Why is it important to recognize the differences between people? 

    How are you accelerating progress in representation through current and future projects?   

      
    Resources:   
    View Jeff Rivera 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.   

    • 30 min
    Implementing Stronger Authentication

    Implementing Stronger Authentication

    Dave Bittner, Hacking Humans podcast host and a co-founder of CyberWire, interviews Ann Johnson about social engineering attacks, the future of passwordless account adoption, authentication tools, and Ann‘s perspective on the future development of technology to mitigate risks on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Dave’s career spans more than two decades in digital media, video, television production, and interactive technology. He’s also one of the pioneers of non-linear editing and digital storytelling.  
      
    In This Episode You Will Learn About:    

    How to identify potential social engineering and cyber attacks 

    The future of passwordless account adoption and the necessary steps to get there 

    The future of authentication 

     
    Some Questions We Ask:    

    What are ways to identify potential social engineering attacks? 

    What tools are on the horizon for the fight against cyberattacks? 

    What is the role of organizations in improving technology and applications to protect end-users? 

      
    Resources:   
    Listen to Hacking Humans 
     
    View Dave Bittner 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.   

    • 16 min
    Mitigating Future Risks

    Mitigating Future Risks

    Katie Nickels, Director of Intelligence for Red Canary, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Katie has worked in security operations centers and cyber threat intelligence for nearly a decade, with degrees from Smith College and Georgetown University. Ann and Katie discuss the impact cyberattacks have on operating systems, the ransomware ecosystem, and recommendations for mitigating future risks.  

    In This Episode You Will Learn:    

    Insights about the ransomware ecosystem and the future of cybersecurity. 

    How to ensure your Patch Management Program is optimized to mitigate threats and risks.  

    How, when, what, and to whom to communicate with after an intrusion. 

     
    Some Questions We Ask:     

    How can organizations share information about attacks without greater risk?   

    What are the best practices when trying to protect your information?  

    What would you consider beneficial when investing against inside threats? 

      
    Resources:   
    View Katie Nickels 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.   

    • 28 min
    Preventing Digital Fraud & Scams

    Preventing Digital Fraud & Scams

    Lou Manousos, an acknowledged expert in internet security and VP of Product in Microsoft Security, joins Ann Johnson on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Lou has been developing enterprise protection technology for more than 15 years and is currently the CEO of Risk IQ. He also spearheaded a new approach to using intelligence to help companies protect their organizations and reduce online fraud. Ann and Lou discuss handling internal fraud, best practices for the average consumer when protecting themselves at home, and the danger major brands face from deep fakes and social media scams.  
      
    In This Episode You Will Learn:    

    How companies need to focus on their internal fraud and security stance 

    What needs to be done to protect major brands from social media scams   

    Why we still aren’t fully prepared to handle synthetic identity scams 

     
    Some Questions We Ask:    

    What role can information security play in enhancing fraud prevention tools? 

    What should the average consumer do when looking to protect themselves at home?    

    When will security be able to identify fake accounts and fraud attempts more accurately? 

      
    Resources:   
    View Lou Manousos 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.

    • 25 min
    The Criticality of Cyber Resilience

    The Criticality of Cyber Resilience

    Tarun Sondhi, a Principal and the cyber leader for the KPMG Managed Services group, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. He has deep expertise in security architecture, infrastructure security, and access management. Tarun led the complete transformation and rebuilding of the Security Operations Center for one of the largest financial services organizations in the world. Ann and Tarun discuss how his guidance in security has changed over the years, investing in artificial intelligence and automation and what he believes is currently the most significant innovation in security.  
        
    In This Episode You Will Learn:    

    How clients and organizations should handle today's threat landscape 

    When companies should start to invest in artificial intelligence and automation 

    Why organizations often overlook the evolving sophistication of current cyberattacks 

     
    Some Questions We Ask:    

    How has your security guidance changed in the past five years? 

    Why should organizations start to use cybersecurity to build operational resiliency? 

    What is the most significant security innovation you’ve seen recently to help organizations?  

      
    Resources:   
    View Tarun Sondhi 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.   

    • 29 min
    A Librarian’s Guide to Cybersecurity

    A Librarian’s Guide to Cybersecurity

    Tracy Maleeff, a security researcher at the Krebs Stamos Group, a cybersecurity consulting firm, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Tracy is an information security professional with a Master of Library and Information Science degree and a frequent author and speaker on InfoSec and research topics. Ann and Tracy discuss keeping companies safe from disinformation, current issues, infosec professionals are dealing with, and what has influenced her cybersecurity philosophy.  
     
    In This Episode You Will Learn:     

    How companies are fighting against misinformation and disinformation 

    The most critical issues consumers face regarding information security 

    Technology companies should invest in to protect from data breaches 

     
    Some Questions We Ask:    

    What is the biggest surprise in the evolution of technology and the threat landscape? 

    How does your law librarian background influence your cybersecurity philosophy?  

    What current issues are infosec professionals not paying enough attention to?  

      
    Resources:   
    infosecsherpa.medium.com 

    View Tracy Maleeff 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.  

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

lizaloo367 ,

Incredibly Helpful

Love Ann and these interviews are so eye opening!

Oziel Hernández Salgado ,

Great podcast for anyone interested in cyber security

This a must for anyone interested in cyber security, short and concise episodes with high caliber guests and a great host.

Ryan Radford MSFT ,

Thanks Ann

Continually providing great content.

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