Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.