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 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.

Ep 54 | 6.14.22

Implementing Stronger Authentication

Dave Bittner, Hacking Humans podcast host and a co-founder of CyberWire, interviews Ann Johnson about social engineering attacks, the future of passwordless account adoption, authentication tools, and Ann‘s perspective on the future development of technology to mitigate risks on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Dave’s career spans more than two decades in digital media, video, television production, and interactive technology. He’s also one of the pioneers of non-linear editing and digital storytelling.

Ep 53 | 5.31.22

Mitigating Future Risks

Katie Nickels, Director of Intelligence for Red Canary, joins Ann on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Katie has worked in security operations centers and cyber threat intelligence for nearly a decade, with degrees from Smith College and Georgetown University. Ann and Katie discuss the impact cyberattacks have on operating systems, the ransomware ecosystem, and recommendations for mitigating future risks.

Ep 52 | 5.17.22

Preventing Digital Fraud & Scams

Lou Manousos, an acknowledged expert in internet security and VP of Product in Microsoft Security, joins Ann Johnson on this week's episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea. Lou has been developing enterprise protection technology for more than 15 years and is currently the CEO of Risk IQ. He also spearheaded a new approach to using intelligence to help companies protect their organizations and reduce online fraud. Ann and Lou discuss handling internal fraud, best practices for the average consumer when protecting themselves at home, and the danger major brands face from deep fakes and social media scams.

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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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