James Hanlon

Director – Security Markets Specialisation EMEA



James Hanlon is the Director of Security Markets Specialisation, EMEA at Splunk. Responsible for GTM strategy, strategic relationships and markets bookings, James, and his team, provides cross industry insights & executive strategic advisory services to promote better industry security analytics collaboration and effectiveness.

Before joining Splunk in 2007, James’s professional career has seen him employed by a variety of international companies such Symantec, Nexus AB, CGI and Oberthur Card Systems in roles such as Cyber Security GTM Strategy Leader, Head of Security Consulting & Head of EMEA Security Practice. In these roles, he was often called upon to publicly represent the organisations at industry events hosted by bodies such as Gartner, Visa Europe, Information Security Europe, (ISC)2, the Cloud Security Alliance and the Information Security Forum.

As a qualified security practitioner, James holds qualifications such as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA) and a Master Degree (MSc) in Computer Science. James is also certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Certified Malware Forensics Investigator (CMI) and is a SABSA Security Architect.

Following are a small sample of topics on which James Hanlon can speak:

  • The Cyber Threat Landscape
  • SOC & Cyber Defence Capability Building
  • Big Data Cyber Security Analytics
  • Machine Learning & Data Science in Cyber Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Risk Management, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Enterprise Security Architecture


About Splunk:


Who are Splunk?

We take your machine data and make sense of it. IT sense. Security sense. Business sense. Common sense. Splunk products deliver visibility and insights for IT and the business. Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision:

Make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone

Splunk has over 12,000 customers in 110 countries using our software to improve service levels, reduce operations costs, mitigate security risks, enable compliance, enhance DevOps collaboration and create new product and service offerings. With Splunk they break down traditional data silos, achieve new levels of operational intelligence and gain insights that benefit IT and business users.

What is Splunk Security?

Enabling real-time security monitoring, historical analysis and visualization of massive data sets, providing security intelligence for both known and unknown threats. Splunk facilitates data exploration of incidents in real time to perform comprehensive incident investigations, maintain a proactive defense and support the creation of ad hoc reports in minutes.

Splunk is your “security command and control center


Speech Topic & Synopses
Driving more value from your next generation Security Operations Center (SOC) platform

SOC investment strategies require not only significant funding but also the right combination or people, process and technology. Forward thinking organizations not only want to build leading edge monitoring, detection and response capabilities but next generation platforms to support wider analytics business value covering diverse domains such as continuous monitoring operations, compliance & privacy initiatives.  Splunk will share considerations to select, design & leverage existing & emergent technologies to scale the reach of security operations past traditional goals and help security leaders demonstrate organizational value & ROI.