Meet the 2016 Splunk Revolution Award Winners!

Splunk-Revolution-Twitter-440x220While .conf2016 is officially a wrap, we continue to celebrate this year’s Revolution Award winners!

The sixth annual Splunk Revolution Award ceremony crowd was our biggest ever. Splunk CEO Doug Merritt announced the winners to a global audience of Splunk customers, partners and Splunkers; many of us had just arrived to .conf2016 with three full days of sessions still ahead of us!

The Splunk community comradery present at the ceremony was the perfect way to begin the best .conf ever!

Doug Merritt, Splunk CEO, presented the 2016 Splunk Revolution Awards at .conf2016 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Doug Merritt, Splunk CEO, presented the 2016 Splunk Revolution Awards at .conf2016 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

“Each year, the Revolution Awards celebrate and recognize passionate customers that have shared their exemplary breakthrough stories of innovation using Splunk inside …

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Women in Technology: Meet Comcast’s Kate Lawrence-Gupta

KateLawrence-Gupta_headshot2016[1]We’ve known about Kate’s technology leadership at Comcast, one of the world’s largest media companies, for some time now. Our team first learned about Kate’s accomplishments using Splunk software when she won a Revolution Award at .conf2013. Then, we got to hear more about her story when she sat on a Women in Technology (WiT) panel at .conf last year.

At .conf2016, Kate and her team at Comcast were honored to be included in CEO Doug Merritt’s keynote address, where he highlighted her team’s achievements with Splunk and the X1 Platform.

In this Women in Technology (#SplunkWiT) Q&A blog, Lawrence-Gupta shares some of what she has learned on her path to engineering leadership at Comcast and her …

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UNLV boosts student achievement and experience with Splunk

UNLV-186On the heels of the best Splunk .conf yet, I was excited to see the news we shared this week with the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV). The story is very similar to the many we heard at .conf2016, where customers showcased how they started using Splunk for either IT Operations or Security and moved on to solve strategic business and mission critical challenges using the same data. This directly speaks to the versatility and the true nature of Splunk as an enterprise data fabric for educational institutions.

As Cam Johnson, Associate Director of the IT Operations Center there attests, UNLV started using Splunk largely to solve IT problems, bringing disparate logs together to troubleshoot network issues. One …

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Some “Swede” use cases from SplunkLive Stockholm 2016

I have a fondness for Stockholm. I lived there for three months and asked my wife to marry me there (luckily she said yes or this blog post would start a lot less happy). I love going to all the cities in EMEA where we run SplunkLives but Stockholm is always one of my favourites.

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At last year’s SplunkLive Stockholm we were lucky enough to have IKEA talking about why they replaced their SIEM with Splunk, Klarna talking about using Splunk in their SOC and Statnett talking about IT Troubleshooting and IT Service Management.

This year we had an equally strong line up of customers with some really “Swede” speakers (sorry), covering a variety of Splunk use cases in a …

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Splunk4Good Helps Fund Computer Science Summer Course at UNLV

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The following is a guest blog post by Molly Marks, director of special events and PLTW affiliate director, UNLV, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering…

At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering we were thrilled to host our fifth annual Project Lead The Way STEM (PLTW Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer training program for middle and high school teachers from July 11 to August 6. This year, thanks to a grant from Splunk4Good, we were able to offer a new Computer Science Principles course, adding to a range of offerings like Green Architecture, Automation and Robotics.

The $25,000 Splunk4Good donation funded startup program costs, instructor fees and enabled us to sponsor …

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Cyber Defense Day at Deutsche Bahn

Hello Security Ninjas,

DB WelcomeRecently Deutsche Bahn joined forces with our Splunk Germany team and organized the first Cyber Defense Day at Deutsche Bahn. They had about 100 security people attending from within Deutsche Bahn, as well as from other companys in the Frankfurt area to encourage information sharing and networking between different organizations. Sven Grun from DB Systel (part of Deutsche Bahn) opened and moderated the event which was hosted in the Silvertower Skydeck in Frankfurt.

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Samuel Ruppert from DB Systel showed in a demo how to hack a vulnerable web application – for example an Info Entertainment System on a train. His takeway for the audience was that security needs to be implemented in each step of the …

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

Hello,

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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