Results and Feedback from Splunk Apptitude Round 1
Back in November, we launched a contest called “Apptitude”. This was a competition designed to energize and challenge Splunk’s developer community. We offered prizes—big prizes—for the best app submissions in two categories: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and a general “Innovation” topic. It worked. Over 120 people participated, and 23 entries were submitted! The response was so strong that we have announced a second round of the contest.
The contest ended on January 20th, and here is a summary of the results:
Preparing users for phishing attacks with Splunk
Why waste time and energy trying to crack passwords or hack through some obscure and complex vulnerability when there is a much easier way to breach a computer network?
Want a break in? Just ask for an invitation.
Phishing is probably the simplest way to get reliable, authentic access to a target network. By baiting users into visiting a website or downloading code, hackers can persuade them to hand over valuable access to vital data stored in even the most secure environments.
One Splunk customer in the healthcare industry found an ingenious way to fight back. Techniques they developed with Splunk have helped them harden their network against social engineering attacks and better protect patient data. The tactic has been …
Building a great Splunk App for Apptitude
How do I build an app that’s going to stand out as the best among an intensely competitive pool? That’s a question that’s on a lot of minds as Splunk Apptitude gets rolling.
Splunk has introduced a program that rewards the best Splunk App in two categories, with a big cash payout. Apptitude is getting the attention of a lot of users and partners, Splunkers who may have created apps for their own purposes, but who never considered submitting their work to the Splunk Apps site.
So, what it does it take to earn glory, karma, and the admiration of your peers? All you have to do is create and publish a solid winning Splunk app in one of …