Day in the Life of a Security Analyst (Part 1)

data-privacy-dayOver the next three months, the Splunk Security team will be looking at the emerging role and hero of the Security Operations Center (SOC): the security analyst. This role has drastically changed over the past 10 years, and we will observe how a changing threat landscape and advancing technology have redefined what it means to be a security analyst.

We’re publishing our first post to coincide with Data Privacy Day, an annual, international effort aimed at creating awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. In this post, I speak with Splunk Security Analyst and Researcher, Kathy Wang, to discuss life as a security analyst in the early 2000’s.

Take me back 10 years. How did you

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Splunk User Behavior Analytics snags CRN’s 2016 Products of The Year Finalist Ranking

crn-products-of-the-year-2016-400I’m pleased to share Splunk was named to …

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Adaptive Response: Beyond Analytics-Driven Security

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Now that .conf2016 is in full swing, I’m excited to discuss one of my favorite topics – the Splunk-led Adaptive Response Initiative, which we first announced at the RSA Conference earlier this year. We made a big splash with a strong group of 8 founding participants representing key security technologies like Network Firewall, Endpoint Detection and Response, Privileged User Management, Threat Intelligence, and Incident Response. We are thrilled by the support from Splunk customers and strategic partners as we continue to enable organizations to operate multi-vendor adaptive security architectures and bring life to our vision for a security nerve center.

So here we are in Orlando, and I’m happy to share our latest Adaptive Response milestones:

  1. We have extended Adaptive Response controls into Splunk Enterprise Security 4.5 (ES)
  2. Vendor
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Splunk Security Shines at RSA 2016

__LinkedIn-698x400-NerveCenterThe annual RSA conference always brings an extra flurry of activity and excitement for Splunk Security, and this year was no different. In addition to meeting with hundreds of our wonderful customers and partners from around the world, it provides an opportunity to reach thousands of new security professionals and demonstrate how Splunk solutions enable organizations to optimize their security operations and improve their security posture.

Integra delivered a session discussing how they used Splunk to build a first-rate SOC to solve their big data security challenges and meet their security commitments for their customers. And in a session delivered by Splunk’s Chief Security Evangelist, Monzy Merza, attendees learned how to investigate and respond to breaches in cloud environments.…

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Adaptive Response Initiative to Better Combat Advanced Attacks with a Unified Defense

As we kick off this year’s RSA conference, we are very excited to announce the Adaptive Response Initiative, which brings together the best technologies across the security industry to help organizations combat advanced attacks. Splunk is proud to be leading this initiative, with other founding participants comprised of industry leaders from several security categories: Carbon Black, CyberArk, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Phantom, Tanium, ThreatConnect and Ziften. All of these companies will be demonstrating their adaptive response bi-directional integration with Splunk at RSA.

The Initiative aligns best-of-breed vendors – across different security areas – who recognize the importance of helping customers get the most out of collective security intelligence.

“Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection from Advanced Attacks” Neil MacDonald and Peter Firstbrook, Gartner. Published 12 Feb 2014. Refreshed 28 Jan 2016

“Designing an

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How to Secure Our Nation by Securing Our Networks

SplunkGov LogoAt our inaugural Splunk GovSummit last month, I told our attendees that in this fast-paced cyber climate, security touches every aspect of our lives. Looking back on 2015, it is no surprise cybersecurity was one of the most heavily discussed topics of the year due to the countless number of cyber attacks and loss of confidential data. It seems like every network is struggling to defend itself from increasingly advanced cyber adversaries. In the OPM cyber breach alone, more than 21.5 million people had their personal information stolen, making it the largest-known loss of federal personnel data. This past year has served as a serious wake-up call for both government and industry to change their cybersecurity posture and start investing …

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Splunk Enterprise Selected Best Fraud Prevention Solution in 2015 SC Awards

It has been an exciting week for all of us at Splunk who were fortunate enough to attend this year’s RSA Conference, focused on cybersecurity. From the wonderful Splunk stories by customers visiting our booth, to the engaging presentations from our partners and customers, RSA is always guaranteed to be a highlight on the Splunk Security calendar. (Our unique t-shirts never fail to build some buzz either!).

IMG_8660During the week we were also honored at the SC Magazine 2015 U.S. awards by winning the Best Fraud Prevention solution. A cross-section of SC Magazine readers selected the finalists and winners in the Reader Trust Award categories, and we are honored that this also marked the third consecutive year that …

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