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Episode 250 Deep Dive: Mark Anderson | Unveiling The Microsoft Digital Defense Report: Cybercrime Trends and Critical Cybersecurity Challenges
First Aired: March 22, 2024

In this episode, we are joined by Mark Anderson (National Security Officer – Microsoft ANZ) as we discuss insights from the Microsoft Digital Defense Report, shedding light on the rise of cybercrime, the surge in sophisticated attacks, and the pressing need for enhanced cybersecurity capabilities across all business sizes.

From open source vulnerabilities to the significance of software bill of materials (SBOMs), this episode offers practical examples and advice on building robust cyber defenses. Join us as we navigate through the complexities of cybersecurity, uncovering how technology intersects with societal and business issues, and exploring the compelling data shaping the future of cybersecurity.

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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