Season 3 Episode 3

Sarah Armstrong-Smith on understanding the attacker mindset

Sarah Armstrong-Smith

Sarah Armstrong-Smith, Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft and a cyber security author, discusses her role in improving cyber postures and staying ahead of threats. She explains how Microsoft uses machine learning in their threat intelligence and what’s next with the onset of generative AI. She also highlights the importance of understanding the risks and consequences of AI technology, as well as the need for CISOs to embrace new technologies while ensuring accountability. 

In this WE’RE IN! episode, Sarah emphasizes the significance of diversity in the cybersecurity workforce and the need for organizations to foster a culture that encourages diverse perspectives. 

Listen to hear more about:

  • Understanding and addressing the unique cyber challenges of different sectors and countries 
  • Balancing the threat landscape with available resources
  • The human aspect of security and understanding the motivations of attackers