Cloudy Future for Security Analytics

When you think of security analytics and operations, one technology tends to come to mind – security information and event management (SIEM). SIEM technology was around when I started focusing on cybersecurity in 2002 (think eSecurity, Intellitactics, NetForensics, etc.) and remains the primary security operations platform today. Vendors in this space today include AlienVault (AT&T), IBM (QRadar), LogRhythm, McAfee, and Splunk....

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Trip Report, Splunk Conference 2017

This [last] week was Splunk’s annual user conference (.conf), which took place in Washington DC this year. Now Splunk.conf is different than lots of other user conferences, although it does remind me of some of the events I attended at the start of my career (dare I say DECWorld?). Many Splunk users are absolutely gaga over the product and the company. Splunk customers exchange use cases, give presentations, participate in panel...

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Rescuing IT From A Sea Of Alarms
Jun22

Rescuing IT From A Sea Of Alarms

IT operations management (ITOM) and assorted kin (i.e. IT Operations Automation and IT Operations Analytics) are hot, and getting hotter. According to IDC, the IT operations analytics software market grew more than 41% in 2014 and will be worth $2.5 billion by 2019 as ITOA becomes ‘a more standard part of the IT operations and DevOps toolkit.’ The future is even brighter, according to marketsandmarkets, which predicts that ITOA will...

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Compuware Drapes Mainframe In DevOps’ Clothing
Jan20

Compuware Drapes Mainframe In DevOps’ Clothing

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas Mainframe vendors, once the only platform in the computer industry, have given way to new entrants, with the likes of commodity hardware, open source software and the cloud. While still holding a sizable slice of the IT market, even IBM has broadened its...

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Enterprise[s]… Establishing a “Cybersecurity Cavalry”

Based upon numerous discussions I’ve had with CISOs, the cybersecurity cavalry [highly-skilled and well-armed troops that establish security outposts to encounter adversaries out on the frontier] isn’t a passing fad but rather a major organizational shift that is gaining momentum. Indeed, large organizations are rapidly adding headcount and increasing budgets for this group. I’ve also seen financial services, defense contractors, and...

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