Stories from SplunkLive!

Late last year SMT participated in the  SplunkLive! event in Utrecht, meeting customers, partners and data enthusiasts. We are proud to say that three of our customers presented at the event.

Belastingdienst (the Dutch Tax authorities), POST Lux and Irdeto – all sharing their Splunk stories and explaining how they are maximising value from their data.

From security use cases, to businesses using big data insights in every sector of the company, what’s clear is how data is central to every business and the scale of insights is growing each day. Below is a quick overview of each customer’s story and a link to watch the video of the customers telling the story themselves.


Dutch Tax and Customs Administration

Karl Lovink, Technical Lead, Security Operations Center & Arnold Holzel, Security Analyst, Security Operations Center at SMT.

In a joint presentation, Karl and Arnold explained how the Dutch Tax Office are indexing 1.5TB of data a day in Splunk and how the team are dealing with real-world phishing attacks, with criminals claiming to be representatives from the Dutch Tax office. The team explained how they detect phishing as quickly as possible, gaining visibility with Splunk as to who is trying to send emails on the Tax Office’s behalf.




Jan-Jaap Oosterwijk, Technology Evangelist and Constantin Bajireanu, Manager, Service Operations Center

Next up were Jan-Jaap and Constantin from Irdeto, with a fascinating presentation on how the world leader in digital platform security is monitoring its network with Splunk, with future plans to introduce Splunk IT Service Intelligence. Irdeto is protecting platforms and applications for media, entertainment, games and connected transport and rely on Splunk and VictorOps to monitor business metrics and trends dealing with 84,000 scheduled alerts per day.


POST Luxembourg

Cu Nguyen, Ph D. Data Scientist and Security Architect

Cu took us through a deep-dive into PBX hacking and how one of the biggest companies in  Luxembourg detects a multi-million dollar a year problem – fraud. Cu explained how enriching data in Splunk provides a secure and more accurate way of analysing a threat and gave a demonstration on how hacked numbers were being detected and blocked automatically thanks to Splunk.



January 2019