Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson

Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson

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.

Recent Episodes

Ep 36 | 10.5.21

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.

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Ep 35 | 8.3.21

The Adversary of the Future: The Ongoing Evolution of Cybercrime

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.

Ep 34 | 7.27.21

The Importance of Protecting Our Online Selves

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.

Ep 33 | 7.20.21

Fighting the Good Fight: Microsoft’s Quest To Combat Disinformation and Cyberattacks

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, and Identity at Microsoft sits down with Microsoft colleague Tom Burt, Corporate VP of Customer Security and Trust, to talk all things cybersecurity. They dig deep into the severity of nation-state attacks, the Biden administration’s recent executive order on transparency in cybersecurity, and the simple steps companies can take to practice good digital hygiene. They also discuss Microsoft’s mission to combat disinformation and why public-private partnerships are key.

Ep 32 | 7.13.21

Understanding Today’s Cyberattacks Through an Ancient Lens

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, and Identity at Microsoft is joined by Genevieve Liveley, Professor of Classics, RISCS Fellow, and Turing Fellow at the University of Bristol. Genevieve talks about her research in the field of narratology, what ancient Greece teaches us about AI today, and the potential threat of AI-assisted cyberattacks. They wind things down by chatting about the human spirit and the power of resiliency.

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Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
Host(s)
Ann Johnson
Ann Johnson, CVP of Security, Compliance and Identity at Microsoft, oversees the long-term security investment and partnership strategies helping organizations become operationally resilient and unlock capabilities of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and next generation AI. From the way we tackle cyber threats to the language we use, Ann encourages the industry to get outside its comfort zones to expand how we address the evolving threat landscape.
Schedule: Tuesdays
Credits: Executive Producer is Bruce Bracken, Co-Executive Producer is Charlynn Settlage-Duecy, Producer is Rob Petrillo, Production Manager is Max Solomon, Scheduling and Administrative Support is Annalisa McBride, and our Audio Engineer (and magician) is none other than The Great Rich Cerbini.
Creator: Microsoft
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