Sarah Armstrong-Smith Interview: Microsoft Chief Security Advisor for Europe & Board Advisor

“To counteract a cyber attacker, organizations need to learn to think like one.”

Sarah Armstrong-Smith holds the position of Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft, her career is a testament to her profound impact on the field.

Sarah has navigated companies through the stormy seas of digital threats, empowering them to shield their precious data from cyber predators.

During this exclusive interview, Sarah discusses her latest book, Understand the Cyber Attacker Mindset, “really understanding the humans behind some of the most prolific cyber attacks in history.” She peels back the layers of cyber attacker psychology, offering a deep dive into the digital age’s warfare and the impact it has on modern geopolitics.

With tactics rapidly evolving, Sarah breaks down how people and companies can stay ahead of these changes. With that being said, developments in Artificial Intelligence will impact this space to a large degree, Sarah discusses the pros and cons of this.

As one of the UK’s Most Influential Tech Leaders, Sarah’s advisory remains highly sought-after, offering invaluable insights and strategies to safeguard your organization from the ever-evolving threats of the cyber world.


Video Timeline

  • 00:18 – Who are you and what do you do?
  • 00:45 – What are some notable findings from your latest book?
  • 02:46 – How does cyber warfare impact modern geopolitics?
  • 05:54 – How will their tactics evolve in the future, and how can companies stay ahead of these changes?
  • 07:27 – How will AI change this space?
  • 10:25 – What is next for you?

Sarah Armstrong-Smith Book Cover

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