Data, Automation Key Ingredients to Secure Digital Transformation

Featuring Bill Rowan, Vice President of Public Sector at Splunk.

Today, because of that transformation, because of all these different systems, we now have to gather even more data. And the time to analyze that data has gotten even more compressed. We need close to real-time. And the the other part of it is, as innovation continues, how do we take in that new innovation? How do we take in that data and now start to compare and contrast it to the rest of the environment?
Those type of activities and that type of predictive - of what can we expect to see - is what's leading us to have a much better perspective on where the threat actors are, or for that matter, where we are just making mistakes and the way we operationalize these environments.
The single biggest challenge an agency is going to face is, how much further can I push it? How much further? Are my employees ready to take that next step? And some of that is going to - we already see that aspect in some aspects of remote work, obviously.
But the question that I think is most interesting is, as we start to see modern applications now come up online, where we can start to put some of these security parameters in the applications as micro services as they're built: how does that redefine the way we actually manage some of these environments? Can we build some of the automation, some of the observability of what's going on in the environment? Can we actually build those into services that are part of modern applications? That has the ability to help redefine the way we actually operationalize security across the board.