Employees from UNLV IT Learn All About Splunk at Annual Learning Event

  OIT News  |     |  By Isabella Pupo
People sitting at table wearing Splunk shirts

On the week of June 10,  UNLV Information Technology (IT) took some time to enhance their Splunk skills during .conf24, Splunk’s largest learning conference of the year.

Splunk is a log aggregation tool used to analyze system data in order to monitor and respond to potential cyberthreats. By learning more about Splunk, UNLV IT is able to ensure the best security across the university and protect the data of students, faculty, and staff.

To kick off the conference, UNLV IT’s Chief Information Security Officer Vito Rocco and Information Security Analyst Jill Theroux attended classes at Splunk University. During this multiple day event, they were able to partake in various bootcamps with training that covered topics such as cybersecurity defense and enterprise systems.

The conference also allowed those in attendance to receive certifications through the event’s on site exams. Darius Jahan-Shahi, Ramiro Lisea-Franco, and Benjamin Yan from the IT Operations Center all earned their Splunk Core Certified Power User certification. The operations team also attended Splunk University, getting the opportunity to learn more about data models and analysis.

Senior Information Security Analyst Jason Griffin attended Splunk University as well, learning about the administration of Enterprise Security. While there, Griffin took the Splunk Certified Cybersecurity Defense Engineer exam in hopes of earning his certification and demonstrating his enhanced knowledge of the tool.

Throughout the week, employees from UNLV IT also attended the conference’s social events as an opportunity to form team bonds and network with other representatives from higher education. As the week came to an end, they were able to attend the Splunk Search Party and hear live performances from musical artists such as TLC and others.