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 70 | 3.7.23

Cyber Resilience in Healthcare

Jason Barnett, Chief Security Officer of HCA Healthcare, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Jason has spent more than 20 years in the technology field, primarily focusing on security operations, threat detection, and response. As the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of HCA Healthcare, Jason leads a team and programs for cybersecurity, privacy, identity engagement, business risk solutions, and physical security. His team protects the company's 186 hospitals and more than 1200 outpatient and physician clinics. Jason and Ann discuss his journey to becoming HSO of HCA Healthcare, the challenges leaders in healthcare face when it comes to cyber, and why engagement from senior leadership on cyber is so vital to success.

Ep 69 | 2.21.23

The Art and Science of Cybersecurity

Stacy Hughes, Voya Financial Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Stacy has over 20 years of experience leading complex IT initiatives within Fortune 500 financial technology organizations. Prior to her role at Voya, she was CISO at Global Payments Inc. and has held leadership positions across governance, compliance, accounting, and audit functions. Stacy and Ann discuss her journey to being CISO at Voya, the art and science of cybersecurity, and advice for CISOs and other security leaders on how to effectively inform, educate, and influence stakeholders.

Ep 68 | 2.7.23

The CISO Transformation

Marene Allison, advisory board member for Covenant Technologies, a leading IT and cybersecurity staffing firm, and Balbix, a leading cybersecurity posture automation platform, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. As former Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Johnson & Johnson, Marene has a magnificent and storied military, technology, health, and life sciences background. Ann and Marene discuss why she decided cyber would be a focal point of her career, what it takes to be a modern CISO today, and what she wishes she had known when she first started her role as CISO.

Ep 67 | 1.24.23

Storytelling and Cybersecurity Awareness

Tim Murck, actor, producer, and co-founder of Flavour, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Tim is a creative entrepreneur passionate about storytelling, gamification, and helping people turn themselves into problem solvers. Ann and Tim discuss the intersection of cyber awareness and storytelling, what led Tim to co-found Flavour and HackShield and why we need to look at cybersecurity as a team sport.

Ep 66 | 1.10.23

Security Trends in 2023 and Beyond

Is the world prepared for a future with deepfakes, mis- and disinformation, and other forms of impersonation? Chris Young, Executive Vice President of the Business Development, Strategy, and Venture team at Microsoft, joins Ann to discuss this and more on the next installment of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Chris, who has decades of cybersecurity industry leadership, is now responsible for driving growth across Microsoft by establishing strategic partnerships, setting corporate strategy, and identifying high-impact investments through Microsoft’s corporate venture arm. He also serves on the board of directors for American Express and as a member of the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee for the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (US CISA). Ann and Chris discuss why it's vital for organizations in the security industry to work together, advice he has for leaders that are helping their companies and teams navigate this challenging time, and what trends in security and adjacent industries Chris expects to become more prevalent and relevant.

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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, Producers are Rob Petrillo and Charlynn Duecy. 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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