Splunk Hackathon

This month ECS (my employer) and I hosted a Splunk Hackathon at Napier University in Edinburgh. We aimed the event at 3rd-year students and above (including recent graduates) and had a great turn out.

The challenges we set are below:

Overall it was a great experience and we felt the attendee had some fun and learned a bit about data analytics and big data too!



Machine Learning to Stop Whistleblowers

Interesting take by  on how Machine Learning might inadvertently become a dangerous tool in organisations trying to identify whistleblowers using anomaly detection (references a previous ML presentation of mine for Insider Threat purposes).


“The point for journalists is that collections of small actions – including those which protect the whistleblower – can be just as compromising as obvious oversights like a lack of information security.”


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