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Episode 207 Deep Dive: Mark Anderson | Staying Ahead of the Game: Cyber Preparedness for Executives
First Aired: September 08, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Mark Anderson (National Security Officer – Microsoft ANZ), as we dive deep into the challenges that executives face in today’s ever-evolving landscape. We discuss the importance of picking the right sources for insights, the non-IT ramifications of incidents, and the need for transparency and communication in the face of cyber attacks. Mark also shares his expertise on the commercialization of cybercrime, human-operated ransomware, and business email compromise that affect both small businesses and large enterprises. We also touch on the true cost of cybercrime and the importance of resilience-building through drills and scenario practice.

Mark has over 28 years’ experience in the IT industry with 18 of those at Microsoft in various roles across the globe. As the National Security Officer for Microsoft Australia & New Zealand, Mark is responsible for working with customers, partners, governments, and industry regulators to ensure that the Microsoft platforms are not only understood by policymakers but also adhere to their security, compliance and risk management requirements. In addition, Mark is accountable for the PROTECTED level assessment of Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics. Mark holds a Master of Cyber Security degree with high distinction from Edith Cowan University and is a Visiting Associate Professor at Macquarie University.

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