Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Security, top Israeli tech leader, and one of the world's highest-ranking women in the cybersecurity industry joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Michal and Ann discuss what is keeping cyber leaders up at night, why Israel is a worldwide leader in cybersecurity technology, and what investments Microsoft is making to create a more safe and secure future for all.
Dr. Josephine Wolff, associate professor of cybersecurity policy within The Fletcher School at Tufts University, joins Afternoon Cyber Tea this week to discuss the history, challenges, and opportunities in cyber insurance. What was first developed in the late 1990s as protection against computer viruses, cyber insurance has evolved into an incredibly complex and, in some cases, tension-filled industry. Ann and Dr. Wolff discuss the cyber insurance industry’s initial goals, the differences in cyber insurance policies, and the points of view on ransomware insurance directly funding cybercrime.
Dave DeWalt, Founder and Managing Director of NightDragon, and Jay Leek, Managing Director and Co-founder of both Syn Ventures and Clear Sky Security, join Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Investing in companies producing the latest technology that cybersecurity firms depend on, like the latest artificial intelligence, sounds like an exciting opportunity, but who has the best product? Getting in on the ground floor is appealing, but where do you start? Dave and Jay chat with Ann about why cyber is so attractive to investors, their advice for founders currently starting their investment journey, and what new technology has their attention.
M. K. Palmore, Director, Office of the CISO, for Google Cloud, and diversity & inclusion advocate, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea to discuss the cyber talent shortage, including why leaders need to drive greater inclusivity in the industry, resources for individuals to build their skills and networks, and why talent sourcing is just one issue in building 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.