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 80 | 9.5.23

The Rise in Social Engineering

Jenny Radcliffe, also known as "The People Hacker," joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Jenny has spent a lifetime talking her way into secure locations, protecting clients from scammers, and leading simulated criminal attacks on organizations of all sizes to help secure money, data, and information from malicious attacks. Jenny was inducted into the prestigious InfoSec Hall of Fame in 2022 and named one of the top 30 female cyber security leaders in 2022 by SC Magazine. She is a sought-after global keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate events. Her best-selling book, "People Hacker - Confessions of a Burglar for Hire," was released in February 2022.

Ep 79 | 8.22.23

Cybercrime: A Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry

President and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance, Michael Daniel, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Cyber Threat Alliance is an organization focused on cyber intelligence sharing across the digital ecosystem. Michael has been the President and CEO of the Alliance since early 2017 and also served as the U. S. Cybersecurity Coordinator under the Obama administration. He is a leading expert on ransomware and the disruption of cybercrime and is a leader in the World Economic Forum Partnership Against Cybercrime. Michael and Ann discuss the sophistication of hackers today, persistent threats that have remained over the last several years, and what impact ransomware is having on organizations across the globe.

Ep 78 | 8.8.23

Microsoft EVP Charlie Bell on the Future of Security

Microsoft Security EVP Charlie Bell joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Charlie has over four decades in the tech industry, from developing space shuttle software to leading the creation of Amazon Web Services' decentralized engineering system and now leading Microsoft’s effort to make the digital world safe and secure for everyone on the planet. Ann and Charlie discuss AI, the Security ecosystem, and why he thinks speed and acceleration of problem-solving are so relevant today.

Ep 77 | 6.13.23

Best of Season Six

This week on Afternoon Cyber Tea, Ann takes a moment to go back and listen to a selection of top insights and advice from season six guests. Join us as we recap some of our favorite discussions–from trends to capital and investment to innovation and more. Make sure you continue to follow the show, as it will make its return on August 8th, 2023. We look forward to you joining us for Season Seven.

Ep 76 | 5.30.23

Encore: 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, 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.
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