Splunk Renews Commitment to the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

SplunkGov LogoLast year, Splunk announced its collaboration with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NCCoE works with experts from industry and government to address the most pressing cybersecurity problems that businesses face with practical solutions using commercially available technologies.

Over the course of several months, Splunk worked with NCCoE and others on a project to help strengthen cybersecurity in the financial sector through better IT asset management. NCCoE published a practice guide to help financial institutions to implement the IT asset management system.

NIST-Logo_1The example solution can help financial institutions to reduce their risk by enhancing the visibility of assets, identifying vulnerable assets, and enabling faster response to security threats. …

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“Go Big Security”: Insights from MeriTalk Panel

B_GSiiLXIAAU1wsIt sounds simple – combat cyber threats by harnessing the power of your own data. But many government agencies are still not taking full advantage of big data analytics to detect, contain, and remediate cyber threats.

Last week, I participated in a webinar hosted by MeriTalk that focused on how government agencies can improve cybersecurity through a big data approach. The webinar discussion focused on the findings from a recent Splunk-sponsored MeriTalk survey of 300 federal, state, and local government IT leaders.

I was joined during the webinar by fellow panelists George Jakabcin, CIO for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Matt Smith, Chief Security Engineer at the Department of Homeland Security. We discussed what agencies are currently …

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