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James Hanlon

James Hanlon is a technology and business cyber security leader who is currently the Area Vice President for Splunk Security & Observability in EMEA. 

Since joining Splunk in 2016, James has been leading Splunk’s EMEA security business and GTM strategy driving customer success and growth across Splunk’s security operations solutions inc: Splunk Enterprise & Cloud, SIEM (Splunk Enterprise Security), Security Orchestration & Automation & Response (Splunk SOAR), Threat Intelligence Management (TIM), and User & Entity Behavioural Analytics (Splunk UEBA). James has recently extended his responsibility for Splunk’s Observability business line.

Prior to Splunk, James held a number of senior leadership roles with leading cyber security vendors, managed security services providers and advisory consulting organizations.

James also contributes to the cyber security industry, working part time as mentor and advisor for emerging cyber security businesses. This includes being a mentor for LORCA - the UK cyber security accelerator programme - funded by the UK government’s (DCMS) and delivered by Plexa, Deloitte and CIST.

As a qualified security practitioner, James holds a range of security industry certifications including multiple SANS qualification (most recently in leading cloud security change), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), SABSA Architect, Certified Malware Investigator (CMI), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), in addition to holding a Masters Degree (MSc) in Computer Science.

Leadership 6 Min Read

Are You a Good or Great Boxer? Real-World Approaches of Building Cyber Resilience in 2023

You must have been asleep not to have heard about Splunk’s new mission - ‘to build a safer and more resilient digital world’. Why have we chosen this? Well, not because it is a snappy little tagline, but because we know how important digital resilience is to all of our customers in our ever changing times.
Security 1 Min Read

Splunk Observability & Security Weeks - Best Practices for Strong Cyber Resilience and Business Success

This March, we are holding two weeks of virtual sessions across EMEA, packed with thought provoking and educational content to suit everyone. Whether your area of expertise is in security or IT & observability — we’ve got you covered.