Trust and Resilience at the Speed of Business – How Travis Perkins built a lean SOC with Splunk in the Cloud

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IMG_6261.JPGThis week we attended the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in London. IT-Security Managers from across Europe came together to network, exchange information about the latest cyber security strategies and understand Gartner’s perspective on the market.
As every industry continues to focus on digital transformation and move services online, security has become an even greater organizational priority. Organizations that customers trust and are confident in using will be clear winners in the long term. For many organizations IT related risk has become a major part of their corporate risk assessment that the board of directors has to review regularly .

 

As a result, many organizations have identified the need to build up Security Operations Centers (SOC) or …

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#splunkconf16 preview: What’s the next big thing in big data? Machine learning.

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220Big data, especially machine data, is fueling the latest machine learning (ML) trend and we’ve got you covered with 18 sessions at .conf2016. Cut through the hype and learn how to operationalize ML in your organization to prevent service outages, manage inventory, identify insider threats, or to simply manage your alerts better. Whether you’ve been using the ML Toolkit since it was introduced last year or you’re just curious what all the excitement is about, you can hear directly from Splunk product managers and developers and customers like Emerson, NTT Docomo, Dunkin’ Donuts, Zillow, and others.

Tuesday, September 27:

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#splunkconf16 preview: Automation, Machine Learning, Incident Response and Hunting are dominant themes for .conf2016

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220It is that special time of the year for the Security Markets team at Splunk as we are few weeks away from .conf2016, Splunk’s annual user conference!

The security track has over 40 learning sessions and numerous hands-on activities.

It will be an incredible four days to interact with our passionate users, CISOs, CIOs, business leaders and learn about the innovative ways in which Splunk users solve their security needs.

You will hear how Splunk customers such as Accenture, Bloomberg, CAA, Aflac, Workday, CERT-EU, MITRE, Sony, Capital Group, Bechtel, Republic Services and more use Splunk to solve their security needs.

This year, we have more than twenty customer led security sessions where you can learn how our customers use …

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#splunkconf16 preview: IT Operations Track – Choose your own adventure!

Does anyone else remember the ‘choose your own adventure books’ from the 90s? I do, and this year’s #splunkconf16 has me almost as excited as getting a brand spankin’ new pile of books. Just kidding, 2016 user conference is going to be much, much better!

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(No, this is not an ITSI Glass Table)

 

Splunk .conf2016 is coming up fast, and everyone on the Splunk team is excited to head down to the happiest place on earth for this year’s user conference. Check out some key details below about the great sessions that will be featured in the Splunk IT Operations track this year at .conf 2016. This year, we’ve made it easy for you by parsing the sessions into …

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#splunkconf16 preview: Public Sector & Education

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Splunk .conf2016 is just around the corner.  If you are still contemplating attendance or have never attended one before, I highly recommend you take a look at some highlights from .conf2015.  When our customers attend either our SplunkLive! or Discovery Day events held across the country, they walk away with a ton of information on the value Splunk can offer and how it extends their investments in it further.  Well, .conf is the super bowl of events for Splunk.

Between Sept 26 and 29, hosted at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin resorts in Orlando, FL, the event will bring 4,500+ professionals from across the globe for non-stop education, networking, and fun.  It is an opportunity to see how …

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#splunkconf16 sessions: Public Sector

SplunkGov LogoHere is a breakdown of all sessions at Splunk .conf2016 pertaining to Public Sector. You can read my breakdown of all Education sessions here. I’ve separated them out by skill level.

Can’t wait to see you all in Orlando!

Best,
Ashok Sankar
Director, Solutions Strategy – Public Sector & Education
Splunk Inc.

Follow all the conversations coming out of #splunkconf16!

Good for all skill levels:

Best Practices & Better Practices for Admins
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 11:35 AM-12:20 PM
Products: Splunk Enterprise | Role: Administrator, Architect, Splunk Technical Champion | Track: Splunk Foundations | Session Focus: Managing Splunk | Other Topics: Best Practices

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Docker Across Cloud and

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#splunkconf16 sessions: Education

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220Here is a breakdown of all sessions at Splunk .conf2016 pertaining to education. You can read my breakdown of all Public Sector sessions here. I’ve separated them out by skill level.

Can’t wait to see you all in Orlando!

Best,
Ashok Sankar
Director, Solutions Strategy – Public Sector & Education
Splunk Inc.

Follow all the conversations coming out of #splunkconf16!

Good for all skill levels:

Best Practices & Better Practices for Admins
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 11:35 AM-12:20 PM
Products: Splunk Enterprise | Role: Administrator, Architect, Splunk Technical Champion | Track: Splunk Foundations | Session Focus: Managing Splunk | Other Topics: Best Practices

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Docker Across Cloud and

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#splunkconf16 preview: DevOps sessions you don’t want to miss

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220DevOps is hot and at our 7th Annual Splunk Users’ Conference .conf2016! in Orlando it will be sizzling! We have an entire sub-track dedicated just to DevOps. Our customers, technology partners, and Splunkers will be presenting a plethora of DevOps use cases suitable for newbies as well as DevOps ninjas. Below are some of the highlighted sessions.

Tuesday, September 27:

Building the Pipeline Presented by CSAA: Featuring DevOps and Splunk (12:40pm -1:25pm)
In this session, Doug Erkkila from CSAA Insurance Group and Domnick Eger, Splunk SE with prior developer experience will describe how CSAA uses Splunk software to manage their automated build pipeline. Spoiler alert! Star Wars fans will really love this session.

Splunk of War: Creating a Better

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SplunkZero, delivering value with Splunk at Splunk

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I want to introduce you to our internal Splunk platform, SplunkZero. I’ll go into some detail on the philosophy of how we chose to deploy Splunk at Splunk, but what I hope to do is kick start the conversation about how we gain value with our own products.

A little bit about myself, in the 5+ years I’ve been here at Splunk, I have worked in both marketing and IT orgs and am excited to now be leading the SplunkZero team. I am passionate about our products and love seeing how excited our customers get when the talk about how they leverage Splunk.

The name SplunkZero came out of a request from our markets group that IT be driving internal …

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Splunk documentation feedback: how it works and what makes a champion

On Monday this week, we at Splunk HQ had the pleasure of hosting Rich Mahlerwein, founding SplunkTrust member, cape-and-fez wearer, and Senior Systems Engineer at the Forest County Potawatomi IT Department. During his visit, I asked Rich to come and meet the documentation team.

Rich is legendary among the Splunk doc writers for the quality of the feedback he offers, and how often he sends it. So they were eager to meet him in person.

Here on the Splunk documentation team, our writers work hard to make sure our content is relevant, accurate, and matches the way our customers use Splunk software in the real world. An essential aspect of that is customer feedback. The Splunk doc team enjoys …

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