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 59 | 9.20.22

Microsoft Security CTO on Future of Cyber

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.

Ep 58 | 9.6.22

Cyber Insurance Past, Present, and Future

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.

Ep 57 | 8.23.22

What’s Influencing Cyber Capital Investment

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.

Ep 56 | 8.9.22

Addressing the Critical Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

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.

Ep 55 | 6.28.22

The Journey to 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.

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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 Charlynn Settlage-Duecy, 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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