Gaze into Splunk’s Crystal Ball for What’s to Come in 2017

social-splunk-2017predictionsLast year, a team of Splunkers came up with several predictions for what 2016 would bring in the fields of IT, security, and big data. This year we’ve done it again, looking into our crystal ball (or industry experience) to share our prophecies for 2017.

But first, let’s look back at some of the hits and misses of what we predicted for 2016.

Behavioral analysis will shift from an emphasis on user credentials to machine-to-machine credentials.

Haiyan Song, our SVP of security markets, predicted that “anomaly detection will become less about analyzing users or entities and more about leveraging machine learning and data science.” While there’s still a way to go, this has begun to come true: As

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The 4-minute mile challenge and securely moving to the Cloud

roger-bannister_YaXSaAs a runner, I am always fascinated by Dr. Roger Bannister’s achievement of shattering the 4-minute barrier to run a mile. Even though, I was not around to witness this landmark feat, the 4-minute barrier holds a special significance.

Splunk is excited to share with you a new interactive, sub 4-minute video, in which Splunk’s Senior Vice President of Security Markets, Haiyan Song, takes you on a journey to discover how cloud-based SIEM services can cut costs, help security teams reduce remediation cycle times, and demonstrate regulatory compliance, without the hassle of setting up and managing complex hardware.

Within this interactive video, you can access additional customer videos, peruse white papers, listen to a webinar and much more!

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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

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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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