James Hanlon

Security Markets Director, EMEA



James Hanlon MSc, CISM, CISSP

Security Markets Director, EMEA

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


Company Overview:

Splunk Inc. turns data into doing with the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk technology is designed to investigate, monitor, analyze and act on data at any scale, from any source over any time period. The Data-to-Everything platform removes the barriers between data and action, so our customers — regardless of size or business — have the freedom to deliver meaningful outcomes across their entire organization. Our unique approach to data has empowered companies to improve service levels, reduce operations costs, mitigate risk, enhance DevOps collaboration and create new product and service offerings.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Cyber Resilience in the Data Age

Sub-Title: Empowering Smart Cities, Digital Economies and IoT

Our world is in the midst of a massive transformation. Everything is being digitized and the Data Age has begun. The resilience of digital services, systems and networks that are empowering this new world has never been more important. Daily life is impacted if cyber resilience fails.
Data, generated by every component in the digital supply chain, is the new foundation for modern security operations teams. Resilience against cyber threats depends on a data strategy that SOC teams are responsible for driving. Fundamental job role changes in security are on the horizon.

In this session you will learn:

  • How data is transforming everything
  • Why organizations struggle to answer critical questions today
  • The use cases to empower a modern SOC with data
  • What the security data journey looks like
  • What the new roles in security operations will be