Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.