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  • Information Exchange Boosts Threat Intelligence

    B_GSiiLXIAAU1wsThe rash of recent government breaches and continued cyberthreats have accelerated the need for the exchange of information related to these and other known incidents. For many years, DHS has been working with industry and other federal agencies to provide more standardization of content so that security practitioners (and anyone else for that matter) are speaking the same language across multiple vendor platforms as it pertains to software, configurations and vulnerabilities, to name a few. An early example that pre-dates DHS was the Common Vulnerability Enumeration (CVE) that Mitre launched in 1999. These efforts can be challenging because gathering consensus and buy-in is never easy across a diverse set of organizations and so finding entities that can shepherd these specifications …

  • Like Malcolm Gladwell, Splunk Cloud Helps You See Things Others Don’t

    As I’m sitting in my home office, I glance over at my credenza and I spy the Malcolm Gladwell non-fiction book, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.”  I’m a big Gladwell fan.  While I enjoy how he uses powerful story-telling to reshape the way we think about life and the world around us, I also like how he uses research and data to make discoveries many of us might miss.  Much like the capabilities offered to companies through Splunk software, Gladwell inspires me to dig deeper and look at things from a different perspective.

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    The premise of Gladwell’s “David and Goliath” book is the Old Testament account about the shepherd boy who takes down a …

  • Getting ready for Business Analytics at .conf2015 – Part 1

    It’s almost August! That’s a pretty special time for us here at Splunk because we start working with speakers for our annual user conference. That’s right, .conf2015 is just around the corner and I am super excited to meet Splunkers from around the world, hear all the cool use cases from machine data and learn what makes Splunk one of the most innovative companies in the world. It is a fantastic opportunity to interact with passionate users and learn about the innovate ways in which Splunk users have derived value from data for business and IT.

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    There are number of great sessions around business analytics. These customer sessions will showcase innovative use of Splunk to solve business use …