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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.
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1w ago
29 mins
The Rising Ransomware Risks
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.
Nov 16 2021
21 mins
The Rising Risks of Cybercrime
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.
Nov 2 2021
32 mins
Defending Our Infrastructure
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.
Oct 19 2021
23 mins
Addressing the Spread of Disinformation
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.
Oct 5 2021
43 mins
The Adversary of the Future: The Ongoing Evolution of CybercrimeThe Importance of Protecting Our Online SelvesFighting the Good Fight: Microsoft’s Quest To Combat Disinformation and CyberattacksUnderstanding Today’s Cyberattacks Through an Ancient LensOpening Opportunities: Lowering Barriers to Entry Into CybersecurityUnderstanding the Race Against CybercrimeRansomware and the Strength of DiversityStrengthening the Global Supply Chain Against Cybersecurity ThreatsTaking a “When, Not If” Approach to CybersecurityAmplifying Cybersecurity’s Diverse Voices To Strengthen the Industry: Part 2Amplifying Cybersecurity’s Diverse Voices To Strengthen the Industry: Part 1Fortifying Security Strategies With a Cyber MindsetWorking Through It: Operational Resilience in the Face of DisasterCybersecurity Becomes a Business ImperativePrivacy, the Pandemic, and Protecting Our Cyber Future

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