Analytics, SIEM, Nerve Center, Lean SOC to Headline Security Day at AWS re:Invent 2016

Learn all about Splunk at AWS re:Invent 2016.

reinvent-logo-2x-centeredIt is a special time of the year for the Splunk Security Team as we are few weeks away from AWS re:Invent 2016.  It will be an electrifying few days and we look forward to interacting with the AWS community, Splunk customers, security practitioners, and partners. Furthermore, we are excited to learn about their use cases, workloads and innovative ways in which they use Cloud, Splunk Cloud and Splunk security solutions.

Security Day
Join us on December 1st in the Splunk booth #206 to learn about key security themes and solution that will help accelerate your journey to the Cloud.

The Splunk theater session will have presentations throughout the day …

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Countdown to AWS re:Invent – Security Requires Visibility

Learn all about Splunk at AWS re:Invent 2016.

I first heard the phrase ‘Security Requires Visibility’ during the Introduction to AWS Security session at the 2015 AWS SF Summit.  I must say, it immediately resonated.

Over the past 3 years at Splunk, I’ve spoken with customers such as Adobe, Autodesk, FamilySearch, FINRA and more about how they leverage Splunk visibility to help ensure security and compliance on AWS.  The reason is simple and was best said by AWS themselves – ‘Security Requires Visibility’.

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Given this simple axiom, I’m thrilled that at this year’s re:Invent, Adobe will be speaking on how they use Splunk to achieve AWS Security Monitoring and Compliance Validation on AWS.  The title of …

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What is your “Art of the Possible” Idea?

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Allow me to paint a quick picture for you and then ask a few simple questions that are intended to significantly advance your career.

You work at a company, in an organization and at a job that pays the bills.  Your job is two parts keep the train on the tracks and one part emergency repair person.  Said another way, the long bouts of mundane routine is interrupted by emergencies not of your doing and most of the time not your responsibility but hey, when something breaks everyone gets involved.

The above story could be someone in IT, Security – or even the business (as we all have our part to do and each person contributes to the daily function of …

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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

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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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