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 91 | 2.20.24

Insights from GitHub's Chief Security Officer

Mike Hanley, Chief Security Officer and the Senior Vice President of Engineering at GitHub, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Ann and Mike discuss the complexities of software supply chain security, the unique integration of security and engineering at GitHub, the role of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity, and explore how emerging technologies contribute to digital defense.

Ep 90 | 2.6.24

Cyber and Critical Infrastructure

Frank Cilluffo, Director of the McCrary Institute, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Frank is the Director for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security at Auburn University, which fuses theory with practice and policy with technology to protect and advance U.S. interests in national and economic security. Before joining Auburn, Frank served in senior roles at George Washington University, where he founded and led the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. Ann and Frank discuss his role at Auburn, the National Cybersecurity Strategy released earlier this year, and what type of work needs to happen between the private and public sectors to make progress on the National Strategy.

Ep 89 | 1.23.24

Cybersecurity at 35,000 Feet

Deneen DeFiore, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at United Airlines, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Deneen shares insights into her Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC) chairperson role, focusing on priorities such as building a trusted community, supply chain security, and global collaboration with government entities. Both Ann and Deneen express optimism about the future of cybersecurity, citing advancements in technology, responsible AI implementation, and the growing recognition of cyber risk management. They believe a collective defense and protection strategy and improved relationships between private companies and government sectors will contribute to a safer digital landscape.

Ep 88 | 1.9.24

Afternoon Cyber Tea x @CybersecurityGirl

Caitlin Sarian, known to many as Cybersecurity Girl, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Caitlin is a leading influencer with a cybersecurity-focused social presence, primarily on TikTok and Instagram, where she provides insights on data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity. Caitlin shares her journey into cybersecurity, starting from a background in aerospace mechanical engineering and transitioning to cybersecurity. She emphasizes breaking down complex cybersecurity concepts to make them accessible to a broader audience and the challenges of educating the public about the consequences of online activities. Caitlin offers practical tips for individuals starting their journey in cybersecurity awareness and advises people to take an inventory of their online accounts.

Ep 87 | 12.12.23

Beyond Basics with Tanya Janca

Tanya Janca, head of Community and Education at Semgrep and the founder of WeHackPurple, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Tanya brings over two decades of coding and IT experience, navigating diverse landscapes from startups to tech giants like Microsoft, Adobe, and Nokia. Tanya is not just a seasoned professional; she's also the acclaimed author of 'Alice and Bob Learn Application Security,’ a groundbreaking book that goes beyond the fundamentals, delving into intricate subjects such as threat modeling and security testing. She is a dynamic force in the cybersecurity community, an award-winning public speaker, and an engaging streamer, sharing her expertise through hundreds of talks and training sessions spanning six continents. Ann and Tanya unravel the layers of Tanya's journey, shedding light on the ever-evolving landscape of application security and beyond.

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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.
Creator: Microsoft
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