The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Podcast 5.22.24
Ep 19 | 5.22.24

Andrew Morris and Lauren Proehl on Infosec

Show Notes

On this week's episode of The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Podcast, Sherrod DeGrippo is joined by Andrew Morris, Founder & Chief Architect at GreyNoise and Lauren Proehl, Director of Global Cyber Defense at Marsh McLennan. Lauren Proehl is an experienced cybersecurity leader who has helped defend against threat actors in Fortune 500 networks and has managed multiple divisions focused in defensive security and specializes in innovative cyber defense. GreyNoise operates a huge sensor network across the internet that collects primary sourced data on which vulnerabilities attackers are exploiting, when they start, and from where. Sherrod, Lauren, and Andrew discuss the effectiveness of banning ransomware payments, the importance of focusing on backup and disaster recovery strategies, the necessity of investing in basic security measures like endpoint detection and response, multi-factor authentication, and log storage.   

In this episode you’ll learn:      

  • The potential for ransomware attacks on physical infrastructure 
  • Why most are hesitant to become a CISO and the expectations that come with the role 
  • Challenges when try to balance technical expertise with leadership skills 

Some questions we ask:     

  • Can government or law enforcement agencies evolve in combating ransomware?  
  • Where do you believe organizations can invest to improve their cybersecurity? 
  • How do you expect ransomware to change with tactics like double or triple extortion? 


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