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Jun 19, 2019

Thank you to Microsoft for sponsoring this show, and our podcast over the years...


Highlights from this week's show include...

  • Rob discusses what "Microsoft Threat Protection" is, isn't, and why it's relevant today
  • Rob gives us some context to "trillions of signals" - what does that mean?
  • Rob provides perspective on the pillars of operational excellence required to make Microsoft's vision a reality in damn-near-real-time
  • Rafal and Rob discuss what the ecosystem looks like, and how it's being released into production
    Rob answers whether Microsoft consumes its own tools… the answer may surprise you


  • Rob Lefferts - @rob_lefferts -

    Microsoft Responsibilities/Contributions – As corporate vice president for M365 Security within Experiences and Devices, Rob Lefferts is responsible for ensuring that Microsoft 365 provides a comprehensive and cohesive security experience for our all of our customers. Prior to this role, he led the Windows Enterprise & Security team, where he was responsible for hardening the Windows platform, building intelligent security agents, and driving commercial adoption of Windows 10. Since joining Microsoft in 1997, Lefferts has been instrumental in shaping key products and technologies, from helping develop the original SharePoint Portal Server to leading extensibility efforts for the Office platform to championing the vision for Microsoft 365. 

    Pre-Microsoft Work Experience – Rob began his career at Claritech, a startup that was born from a Carnegie Mellon research project. He then consulted with the Government of Namibia, Africa.

    Education – He earned a bachelor’s degree in logic and computation, as well as a master’s degree in computation linguistics, from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Family/Other Interests – Rob and his wife have two children and live in the Seattle area.