The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Podcast 11.15.23
Ep 6 | 11.15.23

Punching Miscreants with Jack Mott

Show Notes

On this week's episode of The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Podcast, Sherrod DeGrippo is joined by Jack Mott to discuss the movie "Heat" and its relevance to social engineering and threat actor psychology. They also chat about the challenges of identifying real threats in the world of information security, highlighting the need for vigilance in detecting both evident and subtle threats. The conversation revolves around the complexities of distinguishing between genuine and malicious activity and the importance of a nuanced approach to cybersecurity. 

In this episode you’ll learn:      

  • Why experimentation and new approaches in the security industry are so necessary 
  • Microsoft's approach to handling and investigating blocked threats 
  • The importance of an adaptive system to stay updated on evolving threats and behaviors 

Some questions we ask:     

  • Why is curiosity a crucial quality for success in the information security field? 
  • How do you deal with making mistakes and taking risks in your work? 
  • Why do you foster relationships and share information with other professionals? 


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Microsoft Ignite Panel, The risk of trust: Social engineering threats and cyber defense 

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