Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson

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Ann Johnson, CVP of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group 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.

Episode Date
New Episodes Starting June 15
00:00:21
Ann Johnson will back on Monday, June 15, with new episodes of Afternoon Cyber Tea.
May 25, 2020
The Internet of Bodies: Human Potential and Security Pitfalls, Part 2
00:22:34
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, is joined by Penn State Associate Dean for Innovation and Technology and Law and Engineering policy Professor Dr. Andrea Matwyshyn to talk about her work with the Internet of Bodies. The research examines devices that interact with the human body—externally or internally—and the legal challenges they pose to our relationship with technology. Listen to the second of two episodes with Dr. Matwyshyn as she and Ann discuss security risks, consumer consent, overtrust in internet-connected devices, and what we must consider as the human body becomes a technology platform.
May 18, 2020
The Internet of Bodies: Human Potential and Security Pitfalls, Part 1
00:24:31
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, talks with Dr. Andrea Matwyshyn, professor and associate dean for Innovation and Technology at Penn State, about her work with the Internet of Bodies. Her research examines devices that interact—externally or internally—with the human body and the legal challenges they pose to our relationship with technology. Listen to the first of two episodes with Dr. Matwyshyn as she and Ann discuss the future of these devices, benefits and possibilities, security risks, consumer consent, and other issues we must consider as the human body becomes a technology platform.
May 11, 2020
Revisiting the State of Cybersecurity: How Did We Get Here? What Does It Mean?
00:27:54

This week, we revisit Ann's conversation with Marc Goodman, global security strategist, futurist, and author of the book FUTURE CRIMES: EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED, EVERYONE IS VULNERABLE AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. 

In this episode, Ann and Marc discuss the scale of cyberthreats - past, present, and future - and how authorities and experts at local, national, and global levels defend against them. They also explore the security risk posed by billions of connected devices and the implications of a multi-dimensional attack for governments, cities, businesses, and human beings. Listen in on their conversation about the evolution of cybercrime and cybersecurity to learn about the possibilities and vulnerabilities of our increasingly connected world.

 Show Links:

* Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here's how they can fight back, WEF: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/09/our-cities-are-increasingly-vulnerable-to-cyberattacks-heres-how-they-can-fight-back  

* Future Crimes, Marc Goodman: http://www.futurecrimesbook.com  

* IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2018, IBM: https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/MKJOL3DG  

May 04, 2020
SIM Swapping and Hacker Gangs: Fighting Cybercrime in a COVID-19 World
00:32:35

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, is joined by Allison Nixon, a security researcher and investigator at Unit 221B. Allison details her work in the cybercrime underworld, talking with Ann about the vulnerabilities—at the consumer and carrier level—of using our phones as identification and how they enable SIM swappers to carry out their attacks. Hear their insights on the importance of relationships and looking for opportunities to help people can lead to more purpose-driven cybersecurity. 

Episode links: 

Hackers promise “no more healthcare cyberattacks” during COVID-19 crisis  

SIM swap rap (Bitcoin Bandit, “SIM Swap”)   

Apr 27, 2020
How Information Sharing Helps Assess the Threat Landscape
00:27:22
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, and General Keith Alexander, former and longest-serving head of the National Security Agency and current co-CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, discuss the perilous implications of the disconnect between public and private cybersecurity efforts. Amid the backdrop of the ongoing global response to COVID-19, they explore the balance of personal security and the common defense, private-public approaches to information sharing and detecting cyberthreats, and the protecting intellectual property in the U.S. Listen for perspective on securing civil liberties while safeguarding the greater good.
Apr 20, 2020
Zero Trust and the Predictive Power of Threat Analytics
00:22:39

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, hosts a conversation with Chase Cunningham, VP and principal analyst at Forrester, about Zero Trust strategy. Tactics like multi-factor authentication are critical to securing user identities at your organization and implementing a Zero Trust model, but how do you go beyond protocol and make best practices part of your employees’ normal work experience? Join the discussion about how cyber experts are currently adjusting to and assisting a workforce largely operating outside the bounds of a secure infrastructure as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic keeps employees at home while on the job. 

Cyber Warfare—Truth, Tactics, and Strategies, Chase Cunningham (February 2020)  

Forrester names Microsoft a leader in 2020 Enterprise Detection and Response Wave  

Apr 13, 2020
National Security and the Weaponization of Cyberattacks
00:24:53

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, talks with former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon about the tools the United States has in its cybersecurity arsenal and the threat landscape it faces. In their discussion of how governments and organizations are working together, they cover the dynamics of detecting, deterring, and defending against attacks by nation states. Listen in on their conversation about the intersection of private businesses and the public interests and what it means for citizens’ safety. 

Cyberspace Solarium Commission report: www.solarium.gov  

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) program: military.microsoft.com  

Apr 06, 2020
Diversity and inclusion in cybersecurity: Lifting up leaders
00:31:21

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for Cybersecurity Solutions at Microsoft, talks with Mari Galloway, a certified ethical hacker and infosec expert, about her experience working to secure Las Vegas’ gaming industry and advance diversity and inclusion in tech as the CEO of the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu. Mari and Ann discuss the value of diverse perspectives in approaching business and security challenges, as well as the importance of creating resources and space for women and minorities to succeed. Hear their suggestions:

Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC): https://womenscyberjutsu.org/  

Wicked6 Cyber Games: https://wicked6.com/  

Tips and Tricks to Negotiating a Better Salary: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tips-tricks-negotiating-better-salary-mari-galloway-cyber-ninja/  

Mar 30, 2020
The Business of Cybersecurity: Evolution to Present Day
00:26:20

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for Cybersecurity Solutions at Microsoft, talks with Art Coviello, a partner at Rally Ventures and former executive chairman of RSA. They examine the changing nature of cybercrime over the years, from pranks and theft to misinformation campaigns and weaponization, and how the cybersecurity industry has evolved alongside the threat landscape. Hear how companies and their customers can keep up with—and stay ahead of—the quickly morphing risks to their businesses.

Show notes/links:

- Ann Johnson’s RSA 2020 keynote (“Why people are still your best cyber defense”): https://www.rsaconference.com/usa/agenda/why-your-people-are-still-your-best-cyber-defense  

- Microsoft’s tech intensity resolution: https://news.microsoft.com/transform/microsofts-resolution-for-2020-is-to-empower-tech-intensity-in-its-customers-and-partners/ 

Mar 23, 2020
Social Engineering: The Human Threat to Cybersecurity
00:28:59
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for Cybersecurity Solutions at Microsoft, talks with infosec expert, white-hat hacker, and CEO of SocialProof Security Rachel Tobac about social engineering, the non-technical strategies cyberattackers use to manipulate targets through human interaction. Ann and Rachel delve into the neuroscience behind social engineering, the entry points social media offers, how fear and urgency factor in, and the similarities between improv and vishing. Listen to learn how savvy attackers exploit everyday human actions and reactions to gain access to funds, data or information – and how “real-world two-factor” and being “politely paranoid” can protect your organization, employees, and customers. - Ann Johnson’s RSA 2020 keynote (“Why people are still your best cyber defense”): https://www.rsaconference.com/usa/agenda/why-your-people-are-still-your-best-cyber-defense - SocialProof Security: https://www.socialproofsecurity.com - Rachel Tobac hacks a voting machine: https://twitter.com/RachelTobac/status/1028437783050776576
Mar 16, 2020
Thoughts From The Edge: Leveraging A Hacker Mindset 
00:22:00

Ann talks with security expert and co-founder of Veracode, Chris Wysopal about the changing scale and stakes of hacks. Their conversation delves into how cybercriminals monetize attacks, the rise of attacks by nation states, and what hacktivists are up to these days. They also look at vulnerabilities in election infrastructure in the U.S. through the lens of vendor expectations and supply chain security. Hear Ann and Chris' perspectives on the main types, motivations, and targets of threat actors and how governments and organizations can tailor their security strategy to the threats they face. 

Links:

L0phtCrack - https://www.l0phtcrack.com 

L0pht Heavy Industries testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, 1998 - https://youtu.be/VVJldn_MmMY 

Dec 09, 2019
Peak, Plateau or Plummet? Cyber Trends that Are Here to Stay... and Fading Away
00:26:00
Kevin Beaumont, a thought leader in the cybersecurity industry on incident detection and response, joins Ann to talk about the security trends that are peaking, plateauing, and plummeting. They trade insights on how organizations can examine the dynamics of an attack and effectively monitor their logs and landscape to prevent or recover from one. Listen for guidance and an insider's perspective on the threats facing businesses, the destructive impact of the monetization of cybercrime, and how security professionals can optimize their strategies to keep their businesses safe.
Dec 02, 2019
Cybersecurity and IoT: New Risks and How to Minimize Them
00:31:00

This week, Ann chats with Dr. Andrea Little Limbago, a cybersecurity researcher, writer, keynote speaker, quant analyst, national security wonk, and computational social scientist at Virtru. Ann and Andrea pull the threads on how IoT can empower businesses to enrich and leverage AI, machine learning, and automation to achieve their goals, develop more predictive and analytics-based capabilities, satisfy customer demand, and fine tune operations in an era when both security risks are significant as cybercriminals can apply the same technology to their attacks. Listen in on their conversation about how CISOs and other business leaders can detect bad actors and defend their organizations - and themselves - against them. 

IoT Signals report: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/iot/signals/  

Nov 25, 2019
Building Operational Resilience In A Digital World
00:30:00

Ann hosts a conversation with Ian Coldwater, a Kubernetes container and cloud infrastructure specialist, penetration tester, DevOps engineer, and cybersecurity consultant bridging the gaps between teams. Ann and Ian talk about how CISOs can prepare for an cyberattack to minimize its impact, master the magic and complexity of containers, and encourage collaboration between engineering and security to find and fix vulnerabilities. Listen to hear how the highest security priorities may not be tools or process, but communication within the organization and remembering the basics.

Links:

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019: 

https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019 

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon keynote: "Hello from the Other Side: Dispatches from a Kubernetes Attacker": 

https://sched.co/UdIL 

Nov 18, 2019
From Threat Intelligence to Chatbots: A Look at AI in Cybersecurity
00:31:00
Ann chats with CISO advisor, author, speaker and champion for women in cybersecurity Jane Frankland. In this episode, Ann and Jane explore how companies incorporate AI into their security tools and processes, the promise and risk of chatbots, their own paths to successful careers in cybersecurity, and how to encourage more women to get into the industry. Listen to hear what organizations need to know to make the best use of AI now, while preparing for a vastly more intelligent future.
Nov 11, 2019
The State of Cybersecurity: How did we get here? What does it mean?
00:33:00

Ann talks with Marc Goodman, global security strategist, futurist, and author of the book FUTURE CRIMES: EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED, EVERYONE IS VULNERABLE AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. 

In this episode, Ann and Marc discuss the scale of cyberthreats - past, present, and future - and how authorities and experts at local, national, and global levels defend against them. They also explore the security risk posed by billions of connected devices and the implications of a multi-dimensional attack for governments, cities, businesses, and human beings. Listen in on their conversation about the evolution of cybercrime and cybersecurity to learn about the possibilities and vulnerabilities of our increasingly connected world.

 

Show Links:

* Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here's how they can fight back, WEF: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/09/our-cities-are-increasingly-vulnerable-to-cyberattacks-heres-how-they-can-fight-back 

* Future Crimes, Marc Goodman: http://www.futurecrimesbook.com 

* IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2018, IBM: https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/MKJOL3DG 

Nov 04, 2019
Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson is coming to PodcastOne
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Nov 01, 2019
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00:00:37
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Oct 23, 2019