Sian John MBE

MBE Director Cybersecurity Strategy EMEA / APJ, Microsoft

Oz Alashe, CEO at CybSafe is joined by Sian John, Director of Cyber Security Strategy at Microsoft. They chat about digital transformation, the ‘new normal’ and what some businesses have in common with hoarders. They also look at how ‘invisible’ & ‘visible’ security controls can be used for different goals.

Discussion points:

  • Sian’s journey into security and technology.
  • The role of security in business decisions.
  • Why people should be at the centre of good technology design.
  • Why the best security controls are invisible, unless they’re changing behaviour.

  • The dangers of businesses becoming data hoarders.

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About Sian

Sian John MBE is Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, EMEA/APJ, for Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group. She leads Microsoft’s team of chief security advisors in the EMEA and APJ regions, evolving Microsoft’s security strategy to support digital transformation.

Sian is an active member of the international and UK security communities. She is chair of the techUK Cyber Security Management Committee and the Digital Economy Advisory Board for the UK Research Councils.

Sian was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2018 for her services to cyber security.

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