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3 Regulatory Compliance Trends That Are Accelerating in 2020

A growing attack surface and the exponential rise of data has opened the floodgates for breaches, leading to increased scrutiny by regulatory agencies. It’s not surprising that in recent years, regulators have had to double down with compliance mandates that are more stringent and punitive than ever before.

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How To Determine When a Host Stops Sending Logs to Splunk...Expeditiously

So I've only been at Splunk for 8 months, and in the short amount of time I've been here, one of the most common questions I've been asked is “How do I get an alert when Splunk is not receiving logs?". As a matter of fact, if I had $0.05 each time I was asked this question, I would have $0.25! Surprisingly, with this being such an often-asked question, I haven't been able to find much documentation on how to accomplish this using the native features of Splunk.

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Cloud Adoption is No Longer an Option for Federal Agencies

In May 2019, Bloomberg Government reported that Federal agencies planned to move 272 information technology programs to the cloud in FY2020. Fast forward to April 2020 — they reported that there are more than 1,800 federal IT programs that are either migrating or considering migrating to the cloud in fiscal 2021, signifying a rapid increase in cloud adoption in the federal government. How might COVID-19 affect this explosive increase in cloud interest?

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Embrace Growing and Untapped Data Sources Without Price as a Limitation

At Splunk, we're listening to our customers and offering more predictable, flexible, and familiar pricing options as part of our Data-to-Everything Pricing model. In particular, Splunk’s new infrastructure pricing metric changes the paradigm of how much data you can analyze with Splunk, allowing users to move toward a value-driven pricing model that better aligns what you pay with real value you can extract from using Splunk products.

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Between Two Alerts: Phishing Emails - Less Ocean, More Aquarium

When we discuss Splunk Phantom with customers here at Splunk, we end up talking about phishing pretty frequently. As discussed in a recent blog post, "Phishing Emails — Don’t Get Reeled In!," phishing is a super common issue that almost everyone deals with ad nauseum. It’s also a nuisance to investigate. The good news is that automation excels at dealing with repetitive, mind-numbing workflows like phishing investigations.

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Painting with Data: Choropleth SVG

With the release of the Splunk Enterprise Dashboards Beta version 0.5.2 comes an exciting new feature that I’m sure many people will find useful: Choropleth SVG Objects. What are Choropleth SVG Objects? Put simply, it’s painting with data. To help you navigate getting started with the current iteration of this feature, I’m writing a blog to show you just how easy it is to use and create absolutely custom SVG objects.

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service: Fighting cybersecurity fires with Splunk

Everyone at Splunk is very proud of the amazing things that our customers and partners do with their data. It is always extra special when one of those organisations is really doing good and looking after us all in our daily lives. I’m delighted to share one of those stories from the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) who is using Splunk as its data-driven SIEM.