• Integrating with Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and a Splunk .conf2018 Re-cap

    We have 2 Speakers for our November Meeting. Topic 1: Integrating Splunk and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose Getting data out of AWS and in to Splunk has now been made easier with the newly released integration of Splunk and the Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. Kristofer Laxdal, Director Information Security and Cloud Operations at Prophix Software, will walk us through this integration and the exciting value it can provide to you and your organization. Topic 2: Splunk .conf2018 Re-cap Didn't make it to Splunk .conf2018? No problem! During this session, Dhiren Meswania and Kashif Khan from Discovered Intelligence will provide you with a re-cap of all the exciting announcements from Splunk .conf2018 including the new features in Splunk 7.2, new product announcements as well as some of those hidden gems that may be easily glanced over! We would like to thank Loyalty One for hosting all of our meetings this year. They are conveniently located at 351 King Street East on the 2nd Floor. After the meeting we will be gathering at Betty's Bar (240 King Street E) for some socializing and networking. All meetings begin at 6pm, and as always there will be pop and pizza. We look forwarder to seeing you on November 20th!

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  • Building a Splunk Security Lab for the Home & Better Beer with Splunk

    We have 2 Speakers for our September Meeting. After the meeting we will be gathering at Betty's Bar (240 King Street E) for some socializing. Building a Splunk Security Lab for the Home David Wells will be showing how to build a home Splunk security lab with an IPS, honeypots, and attack hosts. David Wells is a security professional working in the field since 2009. His primary focus since 2010 has been SIEM, working with Splunk since 2014. He is currently a manager at PwC for the SIEM implementation team. Better Beer with Splunk The science of brewing great beer is more than just the conversion of grain, water, hops and yeast into beer. It is a multi-step process that demands consistency, the elimination of errors and learning from the past. Using machine learning we can go one step further and predict when to transition the fermentation process from one stage to the next to reduce the total time from grain to glass. While brewing beer at home is fun, this presentation covers working examples of Splunk features that are applicable in any simple or complex Industrial IoT Process. Andrew Silk is the Senior Manager, Information Security Technical Services at the BMO Financial Group. He is also a wicked brew master and very generous to his friends.

  • Actionable Intelligence from Palo Alto & Splunking IoT Devices

    We have 2 speakers for our May 22’nd meeting. Adrian Grigorof will be giving a live demo of an app he developed that extracts actionable intelligence from Palo Alto logs using open source threat intelligence feeds. His app goes beyond the capabilities of the standard Palo Alto app and includes correlations with logs from IIS, Snort, hMailServer. Adrian is an independent consultant who has already published 3 apps on Splunkbase. Andrei Kastulin will be bringing an updated version of the IoT lab that he hosted at Splunk .conf2017. The lab leverages IoT devices to monitor in real time WiFi, light, temperature, humidity and more. His demo will include the application of Machine Learning to uncover some interesting insights. Andrei is a Senior Splunk Sales Engineer. Pizza and Pop will be served. Please arrive on time. Post meeting networking pub: All are welcome to come out for pint at: Betty’s 240 King St E, Toronto, ON http://www.bettysonking.com/

  • Gaining Operational Insight - How Shopify Leverages Splunk

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    The next Splunk Toronto User Group meeting will be on Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 6pm at the Shopify offices, 80 Spadina Avenue, 4’th Floor. (just north of King Street). The elevator to the 4'th floor will be available as of 5:30pm. Please try to arrive before 6. Dale Neufeld, Shopify’s Director of Product Engineering will be presenting on some of the unique ways that Shopify is leveraging Splunk. Following Dale's presentation we will convene the Splunk "Ask the Experts Panel". Please bring your toughest questions. Refreshments and snacks will be served at this event. Post User Group Pub will be at: Weslodge Saloon, 480 King St. West http://weslodge.com (http://weslodge.com/)

  • What's new in Splunk 6.3?

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    The next Splunk Toronto User Group meeting will be on Tuesday November 24, 2015 at 6pm at the Leonardo Worldwide Offices at 111 Peter Street Toronto. Didn’t make it to .conf 2015? No problem! Jason Varmazis will give an overview and demo of the key new features in Splunk Enterprise 6.3. Version 6.3 brings significant improvements in performance, advanced analytics and visualizations, and high volume event collection. Jason Varmazis is a Senior Sales Engineer with Splunk based in Toronto. We are also looking to add a second speaker to our November meeting - if you are interested please contact us! If we have time we will also include our regular "ask the expert" panel discussion. Refreshments and snacks will be served at this event. There will be a gathering at a nearby pub (TBD) afterwards.

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  • SplunkLive! Toronto

    Four Seasons Hotel

    NOTE: You MUST register for this event at http://live.splunk.com/toronto Please join us at SplunkLive! Toronto - and learn how more than 9,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. - See more at: http://live.splunk.com/toronto Agenda: 8:00am – Registration 9:00am – Welcome, Agenda, Overview, Customer Presentations 12:00pm – Lunch 1:00pm – Breakout Sessions 3.00pm - Happy Hour Breakout Sessions: Getting Started with Splunk Enterprise Splunk Ninjas: New Features, Pivot, and Search Dojo Taking Splunk to the Next Level – Architecture Splunk for Security Workshop Register here: http://live.splunk.com/toronto

  • Splunk Scaling & Performance

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    The next Splunk Toronto User Group meeting will be on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at 6pm at the Leonardo Worldwide Offices at 111 Peter Street Toronto. Michael Ben-David will discuss developing high scale real-time systems with Splunk. The presentation and demo will highlight the lessons learned developing and deploying a high scale real-time service with Splunk including best practices for performance, scalability and code reuse. Michael Ben-David is Principal Architect at Juice Mobile. Juice Mobile (http://www.juicemobile.com (http://www.juicemobile.com/)) provides strategy and technology that solves monetization and data challenges in the connected device space. Refreshments and snacks will be served at this event. There will be a gathering at a nearby pub (TBD) afterwards.

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  • Using Splunk for Operational Intelligence and Improving your Security Posture

    Medical Sciences Building, Room 4171

    The next Splunk Toronto User Group will be on Tues 10th March 2015 at 6pm at the Medical Sciences Building, Room 4171 at the University of Toronto. Josh Diakun will highlight how to use Splunk's searching and reporting capabilities to build Operational Intelligence with a hands on demonstration. Josh Diakun is an IT operations and security specialist with a focus on creating data-driven operational processes. Josh has over 10 years managing and architecting enterprise grade IT environments. Josh managed a Splunk deployment for over 5 years, leveraging it as the platform for security and operational intelligence. Josh is a co-founder of the Splunk Toronto User Group. Kristofer Laxdal will discuss using Splunk to rapidly improve your Security Posture. Kristofer Laxdal heads up Information and Cyber Security for CanDeal Inc. He has over 20 years of IT experience and was previously an Information Security Executive with IBM. There will be a social hour at the Prenup Pub following the session. Prenup Pub is at 191 College Street. prenuppub.com (http://prenuppub.com/)

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  • SplunkLive! Toronto

    The Carlu

    NOTE: You MUST register for this event at http://live.splunk.com/toronto Please join us at SplunkLive! Toronto - and learn how more than 7,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. - See more at: http://live.splunk.com/toronto 8:00am – Registration 9:00am – Welcome, Agenda, Overview 12:00pm – Lunch 1:00pm – Breakout Sessions 3.00pm - Happy Hour

  • Real-time Social Media Analytics using Splunk

    Scalar Decisions Inc., Lobby Training Room

    "From zero to hero in an hour or two" Join us as we kick off the first Splunk Toronto User Group event of the year with a hands on walk through, demonstrating the use of Splunk to visually analyse real time Tweets. During this session, we will: • Install Splunk from scratch on a laptop • Hook up Twitter to Splunk in real time • Leverage search criteria provided at the meetup session • Build real time visualizations and dashboards in Splunk, on the fly, to analyse the incoming data Ideally, we are going to do all of this in an hour or two or so (although we will probably have something ready just in case things go pear shaped on the day). We will also attempt to do all of the above without any coding/programming whatsoever. Location will be downtown Toronto somewhere - i guess it depends on the popularity of the event as to the venue, but volunteer venues are welcome! Pizza/soda provided, with social hour after in a local establishment.

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