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

In the last three years, things have changed for technical leaders. The pandemic shook IT to its core, changing how cyber security is viewed, the attitudes of boards of directors, how software architectures are built and brought to production, and how entire industries shift into the next phase of transformation. SOC compliance mandates are changing constantly, and observability has become less of a buzzword — and more of a must-have.

IT and security professionals are expected to keep up and align, with the scope of what they have to cover always increasing. Organizations now need to focus on becoming digitally resilient.

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.

Kickstarting on Monday 20th March our Security Week program will look at security trends for 2023, and how organisations can become cyber resilient with a unified data platform. Our Observability Week then commences from Monday 27th March, as we delve into Observability fluency as the antidote for the evolution to hybrid and multicloud infrastructures. We’ll be joined by customers including IKEA, Murex, Specsavers, Vodafone and more who will discuss how they’re getting ahead of today’s challenges and doing more with their data.

Each week features days dedicated to strategy and trends, solutions and innovations. We’re also very excited to be hosting EMEA-wide capture-the-flag competitions Boss of the SOC” (BOTS) and “Boss of the Operations and Observability” (BOO) held virtually and in-person across selected EMEA cities on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 29th March.

We hope you can join us for what is set to be a couple of great weeks full of breakthrough and topical content. Pick the sessions most relevant to you, tune in and kick back from the comfort of your own home, office, or wherever you choose. 

James Hanlon
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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.