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 75 | 5.16.23

A Spotlight on Black Tech Street

Tyrance Billingsley, Founder and Executive Director of Black Tech Street, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Through storytelling and program development, Black Tech Street serves as a liaison/coordinator between the Tulsa ecosystem and Black tech-focused opportunities that will help Black Tulsans/Greenwood residents break into the tech workforce or become/thrive as Black tech entrepreneurs. The Black Tech Street movement aims to mobilize Black people nationwide to embrace the tech industry to build wealth and scale their human potential. Tyrance and Ann discuss why community is so critical to Black Tech Street, how representation can inspire the next generation of tech leaders, and specific programs and initiatives security leaders can get involved in to support Black Tech Street.

Ep 74 | 5.2.23

Risk and Resilience in the Modern Era

Roland Cloutier, principal at the Business Protection Group, an executive cybersecurity advisory firm, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Before the Business Protection Group, Roland was the Global Chief Security Officer at Byte Dance and TikTok and is a veteran of the US Air Force. With over twenty-five years of experience in the military law enforcement and commercial sector, Roland is one of today's leading experts in cyber defense, program development, and business operations protection. Ann and Roland discuss protecting customer data, what will make a good CSO ten years from now, and why we need to start addressing burnout amongst the leaders in security.

Ep 73 | 4.11.23

Introducing Cyversity Western Washington

Tim Youngblood, SVP, CSO & Product Security Officer at T-Mobile, and Malcolm Waters, Principal for Ovation Technology, join Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Ann, Tim, and Malcolm discuss the massive cybersecurity talent shortage around the world and why it’s important to improve diversity and inclusion in the industry. The trio also put a spotlight on Cyversity, a national nonprofit that aims to improve the representation of women and minorities in cyber, in which Tim, Malcolm, and Ann are launching a new chapter for leaders and practitioners in Western Washington!

Ep 72 | 4.4.23

Cyber Paradigm Shifts with Samir Kapuria

Samir Kapuria, Managing Director at Crosspoint Capital Partners and a strategic leader investing in industry-changing innovation, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Samir has over 25 years of experience leading Enterprise Software, Consumer Software, and Managed Services businesses in cybersecurity. He was previously the President of Norton LifeLock, a global leader in consumer cyber safety, where his leadership helped scale the company to annual revenues exceeding $2.4B. Samir and Ann discuss how he got his start in cyber, trends and paradigm shifts, and how the industry is “Stronger Together.”

Ep 71 | 3.21.23

Navigating Current Cyber Challenges

Adam Malone, principal at EY, who currently leads the Private Equity sector within EY’s Cyber Consulting practice, joins Ann on this installment of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Adam has led EY’s globally recognized Threat Resiliency capability and the company’s global alliances with Crowdstrike and Tanium. Before joining the private sector, Adam was a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI. He led teams investigating cybercrime, acts of terrorism, and cyber-enabled economic espionage by nation-states. Ann and Adam discuss current security and attack trends, private equity cyber risk management, and why he has dedicated his career to helping businesses navigate cyber challenges.

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Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
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 Greg Ormsby, 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.
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