Past Meetup

Monitoring & More with Splunk: Will the (RMF) Circle Be Unbroken

This Meetup is past

68 people went

Every 2 weeks on Saturday

Capital Baptist Church

3504 Gallows Rd · Annandale, VA

How to find us

From I-495, head south on Gallows Road, the next right after "Brightview Woodburn" is the Capital Baptist Church. Note that parking is on your right.

Location image of event venue


The last step of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) is to monitor security controls. Splunk is a software platform that can rapidly ingest and search through large amounts of data for various purposes such as cybersecurity incident detection and monitoring of systems. This presentation will provide a high-level introduction and overview of Splunk architecture, operation, use cases, etc. For reference, Splunk offers a free Fundamentals 1 course at

Joseph Wang has over 15 years of IT experience including Splunk dashboard development, Oracle database administration, Linux and system configuration of selected controls for PCI audit compliance, and project management. He holds an MBA and certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional, AWS Solutions Architect - Associate, and Splunk Administration 6.

NOTE THE NEW LOCATION: On this Saturday ONLY, we will meet at a different location than our usual wonderful Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Reston Center. We will instead meet at Capital Baptist Church, 3504 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA. It is close to 66 and the 495 beltway. There’s lots of parking there, see the above graphic. We will meet in Rooms 206 and 208, which can be combined into one large room with two screens.

Besides earning Professional Development Units (PDUs) for participating our RMF LifeBoat ISSA Education Group meeting, we all receive the encouragement and help we need for our cyber security professional growth. The friendly interactive presentations by our members of the meetup always lead to lively respectful discussions. Members always take away information that they that can be applied on the job in the following weeks! In additional our LifeBoat group meetings provide opportunities for the all-important professional networking. If you have a vexing problem, share with like-minded security professionals. They may have already successfully developed a way forward to resolve it.