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.

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