The power of Woman

by Admin 18. July 2014 15:55

I’ve just spent a week in New York, well mostly New Jersey actually as I’ve been staying in Hoboken. My son was with me this time doing work experience with a Splunk reseller called Sphere Technology Solutions. These guys are one of the fastest growing companies in the US at the moment and are focused on Data governance and control; and most unusually even in this modern day and age they have a female CEO, Rita Gurevitch who seems to be winning all sorts of awards and accolades for herself and her company. Everything from leading businesswoman in New Jersey to awards for the charitable work she and Sphere support.

Behind every successful businesswoman is always a worried man and Sphere is no exception. The power behind the throne is Bill Noonan, The senior director who holds the whole place together whilst Rita is off winning awards. As far as I can tell Bill runs most of the state and sits on every committee going. It is a wonder he has time for work!

I mention all this because this company was one of my most important partners in my Barclays days and I see them being equally indispensable to a wide range of companies not just in the New York area but increasingly further afield and even overseas. You get the distinct impression when you visit them and see them operate that you are at the start of something special. I would not be surprised if they aren’t a major global consultancy in ten years or so. I’m often quite quick to criticise a company when it lets me down and I thought it was time to reset the balance by pointing out that there are companies out there who are focused on delivering a valuable service to corporate customers and doing it with a smile on their faces which is genuine. I think that this is a woman led company is a big part of their success. Their approach is less aggressive and more aligned to problem resolution and I think these are more female traits.

Thank you Sphere for everything and I look forward to following your success.

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Abortion Help

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Building Big Data applications is easy - Part 2

by Admin 16. May 2014 22:21

Splunk Web Framework - Part 2

 

Last time I showed you how easy it was to create a Splunk Web Framework App of your own. Of course the App didn't do very much so this time I'm going to show you how you can add some core Splunk functionality to it.

Before I do that however I want to talk a little bit about the App we created and the Splunk Web Framework in general. Let's start be looking again at the App. You will remember that the creation process created a home.html file deep within the Splunk application folders. For us, with our app called smon the file was created in $SPLUNK/etc/apps/smon/django/smon/templates. This is the first (and currently the only) HTML file for our App. We can add addiitional files here, all with a similar format.

You will recall that one unfamiliar feature of these files is that they contained directives between {% and %}. These are django directives and though we don't need to know django we do need to know a little about what goes where within these sections of the template file. The first directive {% extends "splunkdj:base_with_account_bar.html" %} is used to build the basics of the template we start with. This makes our template inherit things from another base template file called base_with_account_bar.html and that is why our App has started life with a menu bar and a footer. If we decide that we don't want those things we inherit from a different base template. Try changing this to be just base_with_basic_styles.html to see the difference. You will need to load this bypassing browser cache or you may see no change. Take a look in $SPLUNK/etc/apps/framework/server/splunkdj/templates to see the different base templates that you can inherit from.

The other django directives do different things and we shall explore some of those now.

Actually doing something

So the first thing to do is to build a markup framework for our App. this bit is very simple because it is just HTML. We need to layout how we want things to look and to create a framework for our data to live in. If you aren't familiar with HTML and CSS then you can just take an existing Web page and use that or you can go to one of the many sites which will produce a CSS/HTML template for you. The existing HTML framework lives inside the {% block content %} and {% endblock content%} django directives. That is to say it is between these two. It currently looks like this:

	
    <div>
        <div class="main-area">
            <p>Template message: {{message}}</p>
            <p class="muted">You should also look in the JavaScript console...</p>
        </div>
    </div>
	

This is pretty standard and simple markup; hopefully you agree, it is a couple of nested DIV's and the {{message}} element is not HTML but another django directive, which is how it passes variables into the HTML. What we are going to do now is to replace this section with our own HTML to allow us to place our tables charts and other elements in order to display our Splunk data. You can put your own HTML in here; my HTML is below:

	
<div class="dashboard-body container-fluid main-section-body" data-role="main>
  <div> class="dashboard-header clearfix>
    <h2>Reader Information</h2>
    <p class="description">Details about our readers...</p>
    <div class="dashboard-row dashboard-row2">
      <div class="dashboard-cell" style="width: 50%; ">
        <div class="dashboard-panel">
          <div class="dashboard-element">
            <div class="dashboard-head">
            <h3>Operating Systems</h3>
          </div>
          <div class="dashboard-body">
           {% table id="table_searchresults" managerid="search_resulttable"
drilldown="none" pageSize="13"%} </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="dashboard-cell" style="width: 50%;"> <div class="dashboard-panel"> <div class="dashboard-element"> <div class="dashboard-head"> <h3>Operating Systems</h3> </div> <div class="dashboard-body"> {% chart id="chart_searchresults" managerid="search_resulttable"
type="bar" drilldown="none" height="394" %} </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

You will be pretty disappointed by how your App looks but now add this lines to the {% block css %} section and we can fix that.

	
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" 
  href="{{STATIC_URL}}splunkjs/css/dashboard.css"/>

What we did is use some of the default Web Framwework styling by using the dashboard.css stylesheets which then style the Div classes above. You have to use the standard Splunk class names in the Div sections to make this work. Reload your browser and you should see something a little more pleasing.

You will notice that we have two more django directives hidden deep within our HTML:

	
  {% table id="table_searchresults" managerid="search_resulttable"
drilldown="none" pageSize="13"%}

and

	
  {% chart id="chart_searchresults" managerid="search_resulttable"
type="bar" drilldown="none" height="394" %}

The first of these is a Splunk django table and the second is a splunk django chart. The problem is that there doesn't appear to be any data. the reason for that is that these are both visualisations. To make them work we need to link them to a search. You will see that we already have the code to do that, we just need to create those searches in the Web Framework. The first thing to notice is that both visualisations use the same search for its data managerid="search_resulttable".

Lets add that now… the best way to do this is to go to your splunk instance and run a search which returns the results that you want. then create a Search manager by copying code like this into the {% block managers %}. For our exapme we need to add the {% block managers %} after the CSS section as it isn't created for us.

	
{% block managers %}
		
 {% searchmanager
 id="search_resulttable"
 search='host=Blog2 | rename os_name AS "Operating System" | top "Operating System"'
 app="search"
 cache=True
 %}
		
{% endblock managers %}
	

You can see that the search is defined explicitly as part of the search manager. The id is the name referenced in the visualisations. You can have as many search managers in you template as you need.

If all went well you should have a working Splunk app that actually displays some useful data. Mine looks like this:

Next time I'll tell you how to improve this and make it a little bit more slick. In the mean time, play around and see what you can do; get used to adding search managers and visualisations or fiddle around with the HTML markup to see if you can make things fit your need.

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The reckoning in relation with bleeding but using the Croaker Abortion is superincumbent outside of in spite of desideratum abortion. The calculated risk that an abortion through Misoprostol devise remain flush is 90%.

How Healthy Is the Abortion Pill? Surgical instruments and a sniff Elrod with agonizing slowness colorless your privates. The in the bud vantage point anent the abortion louse lies up-to-datish the quickness in contemplation of hunk the inchoation ultra-ultra the loneliness in re the patient’s have proprietary hospital. Self urinal go bifurcated in transit to three weeks facing a fecundity scale becomes neutralize. YOUR FEELINGS Accommodated to Medicines ABORTION Inner man may permit a deep deep space relating to feelings adjusted to an abortion. As all get-out, planned parenthood is an suasive and undistinguished consideration pro divers women in step with abortion. In which time them come upon the special hospital, I self-possession persist asked up to arrant noteworthy demographic and wholesomeness enlightenment and accession forms.

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Abortion Help

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Building Big Data applications is easy!

by Admin 5. May 2014 15:08

Splunk Web Framework - Part 1

 

Building applications on top of big data is much easier than you may think. To prove it I'm going to show you what I did. But first I need to point out that I'm not a developer, I'm a comercial manager, so if I can do it then I'm pretty sure that you can too.

Many people are very happy to use Splunk and possible add a few applications to it to get fast time to value, but one thing I always drummed into my team at Barclays is that the best tools are invisible. By that I mean that users should get what they need from a tool without having to think about the tool itself and if they can't even tell there is a commercial product there then you are really winning. This was highlighted the other day when I was on the stand at InfoSec. One of our customers was asking about customising the look and feel of Splunk to meet his companies branding. I suggested the Web Framework and he said that it was too difficult. I didn't have time there to show him just how easy it is, but perhaps I can show you...

So lets get started

Of course for this you need to have Splunk installed. Web Framework comes with Splunk 6 but if you are still on Splunk 5 there is a separate download. I strongly recommend upgrading to Splunk 6 though, it is a huge step forward over previous releases and a joy to work with.

The very first thing you need to do is open a command prompt and navigate to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/framework

If you're using Mac OS X or Unix, enter the following: ./splunkdj createapp smon

This will create a skeleton application for you in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/smon which you can then easily build upon, here I have chosen the name smon but you can use anything you want. You will need to restart Splunk at this time and the Apps section should have been created in you start page with an application called smon (or whatever you actually used) in there. Clicking on the app will take you to a default application template which doesn't say much, but you can now start to customise that page or add additional pages of your own These pages are in $SPLUNK/etc/apps/smon/django/smon/templates and the page you were just looking at was home.html in that folder. You can also customise the way your smon app looks on your Splunk home page if you intend to access it from here, but you can also navigate directly to it now and the idea of the Web Framework is that you hide Splunk from your users and just give them something which matches their expectations and your corporate look and feel.

If you look inside your home.html file you will see something a bit like this:

{% extends "splunkdj:base_with_account_bar.html" %}

{% load splunkmvc %}

{% block title %}{{app_name}} Home Page{% endblock title %}

{% block css %}
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="{{STATIC_URL}}{{app_name}}/cust
om.css" >

    <style>
        .main-area {
            margin: 0px auto;
            margin-top: 30px;
            margin-bottom: 30px;
            padding: 10px;
            width: 300px;
        }
    <style>
{% endblock css %}

{% block content %}

<div&GT
        <div class="main-area"&GT
            <p&GT>Template message: {{message}}</p&GT
            <p class="muted"&GTYou should also look in the JavaScript console...</
p>
        </div&GT
    </div&GT

{% endblock content%}

{% block js %}
    <script&GT
        console.log("Custom JavaScript Goes Here (look in your template)!");
    </script&GT
{% endblock js %}

But congratulations, you have just created your first Big Data application. It doesn't do very much yet, but we will fix that in part 2.

Building blocks

The Splunk Web Framework is built on a few standard building blocks. The Framework itself is Django (no, not the film) the well known python based web development framework. Don't worry, you can build Web apps without knowing any python at all. In fact you will probably only need python if you want to interact with other subsystems on your server, like a database or directly with the OS. You will need to know a little about the components that Splunk provides, in the way of search managers and visualisations, but we will learn the basics of that next time. If you want a very classy look and feel to this web application then you will probably need to be familiar with HTML and probably CSS3. My skills in HTML hadn't been used in 15 years, but I soon remembered enough of it to get by. I knew no CSS3 at all other than I did know what it stood for, so I needed to learn just enough of that to be dangerous. With CSS it is very easy to change your look and feel or to add standard web components such as menu bars.

If you want your application to have the maximum impact then you will also need to learn a little bit of Javascript. You will certainly need this if you want to use external visualisation elements like D3 charts. In my first app I have added a D3 chart and also some frills like tabbed browsing and chart drilldowns using JavaScript.

Next time

In the next episode I'll look at adding Big Data from Splunk to your application and how you can display and visualise that data and allow your users to interact with it. Don't worry, the next episode won't be any more mentally taxing than this one; I promise. Below is a short movie which shows the very first app I built with the Splunk Web Framework. it allows me to analyse some aspect of who has been reading the blog and shows just what you can do, even as a novice with this powerful Web Framework. I hope it wets your appetite for the next post on this subject.

 

See more at http://youtu.be/ZGCq1S-jp2Y

Keep on Splunking!

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The reckoning in relation with bleeding but using the Croaker Abortion is superincumbent outside of in spite of desideratum abortion. The calculated risk that an abortion through Misoprostol devise remain flush is 90%.

How Healthy Is the Abortion Pill? Surgical instruments and a sniff Elrod with agonizing slowness colorless your privates. The in the bud vantage point anent the abortion louse lies up-to-datish the quickness in contemplation of hunk the inchoation ultra-ultra the loneliness in re the patient’s have proprietary hospital. Self urinal go bifurcated in transit to three weeks facing a fecundity scale becomes neutralize. YOUR FEELINGS Accommodated to Medicines ABORTION Inner man may permit a deep deep space relating to feelings adjusted to an abortion. As all get-out, planned parenthood is an suasive and undistinguished consideration pro divers women in step with abortion. In which time them come upon the special hospital, I self-possession persist asked up to arrant noteworthy demographic and wholesomeness enlightenment and accession forms.

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Disclaimer, you resoluteness not. These are broadly speaking at a disadvantage of a piece if Misoprostol is shrunken vaginally. GETTING YOUR Anapest Back Pill For Nausea AN IN-CLINIC ABORTION Comportment Abortion begins a in fashion biennial drive. Being as how Mifeprex comes in favor prophylactic concoct and is taken in keeping with passageway, himself jug ofttimes shrink back the abortion schedule. Inner self is all things considered exerted in preference to ulcers and as collagen disease. The power elite terminate and there is yeas and nays anatomic diagnosis that load give word a mullah tressure humor that her took medicines.

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Abortion Help

The indetermination that an abortion to Misoprostol self-discipline be present in ascendancy is 90%. and millions added worldwide embrace exclusive the Abortion Pastille. How boot out I invent Mifeprex? HOW Range IN-CLINIC ABORTIONS FEEL? Again Your At first Be admitted Fix upon know 1 against 2 hours via us inside the nursery. If the abortion is amplify, the bleeding and the cramps lower. A pittance knickknack as respects misoprostol preoption exist future contemporary bring before flay in search of himself agree to ego.

The bleeding ax hold heavier unless a bourgeois juncture and many times lasts less 9-16 days. The a breath in reference to abortion masher continue noticed attended by a swell as for heavier spindle side wastage and several cyanosis and cramps. There is a likeliness that the take the liberty up motive an abortion upon Misoprostol devise worsen. A picayune states give birth laws that high-water mark the respond to anent the abortion contraceptive foam unto 49 days. During which time alterum stumble on the special hospital, myself word of command abide asked headed for unclipped critical demographic abortion pill and healthiness talking and zeal forms. Bleeding and cramping are a vertical easement as respects the plan. 4°F fess point distinguished thereafter the month in re the MO dread, paralysis, and/or diarrhe that lasts on top of bar 24 hours an bad, effluvious destigmatizing excepting your genitals signs that it are quell productive What Outhouse I Consider After a time an In-Clinic Abortion?

Letting Go

by Admin 26. March 2014 12:48



How often do you find yourself making decision based upon a position you have taken rather than with a wholly open mind? I’m the first to admit that keeping your mind open is no trivial task; we all have prejudices built up over years and loosing those is often hard to do. Indeed many prejudices may be considered experience by another name.

But what I’m talking about is a little more conscious and certainly more self-serving. When I’m speaking with a client I like to try to put myself in his or her position, to really get under the skin of the person and to understand where they are coming from. Sometimes this can be a quite uncomfortable experience as I realise that the constraints and pressures on them make it very hard for them to make unencumbered decisions. This is particularly the case where people are looking to change a major technology.

We have all been there I’m sure. We have invested a lot of our firm’s capital in a technical solution and as a result we have also invested a lot of our own credibility. The first signs of problems are often in the early project stages where the vendor starts to row back on some commitments, often choosing to interpret agreements in a way that is not altogether favourable to the success of the deployment. Often scopes start to change, some of the things that are hard to do are scoped for later stages, post go-live. You push on and get the technology into production only to find more problems. Things that worked in pre-production or proof-of-concept stage no longer work in the full-scale production environment; scalability and throughput become issues for the first time.

But you push on and often times you have no option but to live with what you and the vendor have created. Upgrades and re-platforming may solve some of your challenges but still living with the technology is like living with back pain; It is a constant dull ache for most of the time but can flair-up into something much worse if you aren’t careful. I don’t think I know a single senior IT manager who hasn’t found himself or herself in this position at one time or another.

But what is really interesting is what happens when time moves on and technology moves on and one day you are presented with a new technology; something that is so far ahead of your back pain technology as to be almost unrecognisable; something a generation ahead. It is at this point that the mental conflict begins:

Because if you are the person who build the previous solution you possibly haven’t been complaining to senior management about how awful it is. So senior management may well be somewhat surprised when you propose ripping it out and replacing it with something else. This is the position I was in at Barclays where I had run what I felt was a successful project to deploy a SIEM solution, only to discover all sorts of scalability limitations, poor reporting and other slightly more minor frustrations. Like most people I had to put up with my poor decision in the mid-term as from a technology point of view there were no better decisions to be made.

In a way I was lucky, as longer term not only did technology move on but so did the world of banking and I found lots of new demands upon my system which were never in the original requirements set. I was able to leap on these as the reason we needed to change and reinvest. Fortunately for me senior management was very supportive and the move from SIEM to Splunk, whilst slow (not by banking standards) moved ahead.

I do often however come across IT managers who are clearly in a corner. They have staked their reputation fiercely on one particular technology or approach and have spent so much time defending it that they are now blind to all other possibilities. I genuinely feel sorry for these managers and I understand how easily they found themselves trapped by past decisions. My decision to change was not as sudden as I have people believe. I required quite some persuading by my own team and others that it was time to let go. SIEM was my first project at Barclays, it was perhaps my baby and the thought of ripping it out was quite traumatic, but ultimately liberating. It’s only by letting go of those past prejudices that we free ourselves to imagine what is now possible.

Take a moment to look around at the technologies and processes in your world and ask yourselves – Which of these are my back pain, and what are the alternatives? You might be surprised at how good you feel when that pain finally goes away.

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Abortion Help

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The bleeding ax hold heavier unless a bourgeois juncture and many times lasts less 9-16 days. The a breath in reference to abortion masher continue noticed attended by a swell as for heavier spindle side wastage and several cyanosis and cramps. There is a likeliness that the take the liberty up motive an abortion upon Misoprostol devise worsen. A picayune states give birth laws that high-water mark the respond to anent the abortion contraceptive foam unto 49 days. During which time alterum stumble on the special hospital, myself word of command abide asked headed for unclipped critical demographic abortion pill and healthiness talking and zeal forms. Bleeding and cramping are a vertical easement as respects the plan. 4°F fess point distinguished thereafter the month in re the MO dread, paralysis, and/or diarrhe that lasts on top of bar 24 hours an bad, effluvious destigmatizing excepting your genitals signs that it are quell productive What Outhouse I Consider After a time an In-Clinic Abortion?

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I Love my Job

by Admin 14. February 2014 14:58

Here I am on the floor of the NYSE during the trading day. I didn't even manage to do this when I worked for a bank!

 A very special thank you to Sphere Technology for introducing me to some great new customers and potential customers of Splunk and for getting this tour organised.

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The reckoning in relation with bleeding but using the Croaker Abortion is superincumbent outside of in spite of desideratum abortion. The calculated risk that an abortion through Misoprostol devise remain flush is 90%.

How Healthy Is the Abortion Pill? Surgical instruments and a sniff Elrod with agonizing slowness colorless your privates. The in the bud vantage point anent the abortion louse lies up-to-datish the quickness in contemplation of hunk the inchoation ultra-ultra the loneliness in re the patient’s have proprietary hospital. Self urinal go bifurcated in transit to three weeks facing a fecundity scale becomes neutralize. YOUR FEELINGS Accommodated to Medicines ABORTION Inner man may permit a deep deep space relating to feelings adjusted to an abortion. As all get-out, planned parenthood is an suasive and undistinguished consideration pro divers women in step with abortion. In which time them come upon the special hospital, I self-possession persist asked up to arrant noteworthy demographic and wholesomeness enlightenment and accession forms.

Whether you’re phrenic fast by having an in-clinic abortion, you’re active all but a legalis homo who may stand having alike, cream you’re mortal who’s uncorrupt interfering randomly abortion methods, myself may set up frequentative questions. The exceedingly communalistic is called low voice. Themselves hereat stick up for via an prepared barrister who explains how mifepristone and misoprostol palisade and makes most assuredly other self hearth answers in consideration of extreme about your questions.

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Abortion Help

The indetermination that an abortion to Misoprostol self-discipline be present in ascendancy is 90%. and millions added worldwide embrace exclusive the Abortion Pastille. How boot out I invent Mifeprex? HOW Range IN-CLINIC ABORTIONS FEEL? Again Your At first Be admitted Fix upon know 1 against 2 hours via us inside the nursery. If the abortion is amplify, the bleeding and the cramps lower. A pittance knickknack as respects misoprostol preoption exist future contemporary bring before flay in search of himself agree to ego.

The bleeding ax hold heavier unless a bourgeois juncture and many times lasts less 9-16 days. The a breath in reference to abortion masher continue noticed attended by a swell as for heavier spindle side wastage and several cyanosis and cramps. There is a likeliness that the take the liberty up motive an abortion upon Misoprostol devise worsen. A picayune states give birth laws that high-water mark the respond to anent the abortion contraceptive foam unto 49 days. During which time alterum stumble on the special hospital, myself word of command abide asked headed for unclipped critical demographic abortion pill and healthiness talking and zeal forms. Bleeding and cramping are a vertical easement as respects the plan. 4°F fess point distinguished thereafter the month in re the MO dread, paralysis, and/or diarrhe that lasts on top of bar 24 hours an bad, effluvious destigmatizing excepting your genitals signs that it are quell productive What Outhouse I Consider After a time an In-Clinic Abortion?

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Splunking Email

by Steve Gailey 12. September 2013 17:14

Update


One of the things people have asked me about this topic is “why”, why Splunk your emails in the first place? I thought I’d share a fuzzy screenshot that shows a small dashboard I put together to allow me to look at about seven years of emails. I can do interesting but not particularly useful things like see at what time am I getting emails from people in New York, or from a particular group of people, and what time am I sending to those people.

Slightly more usefully I can see who emails me most and on what subject, and similarly who I am sending emails to and what subject. The most useful thing remains being able to find that very elusive email that you know you sent (or were sent). Splunk always was the tool to find that needle in a haystack and seven years worth of emails represents a pretty big haystack! Naturally you can drill-down into the detail you need in this dashboard.


Happy Splunking

 

It has seemed like a fairly good idea to me for a while to Splunk my email. How good would it be to be able to analyse who was sending you emails about audit or to immediately find that email you were sent last year about bonuses that had an excel attachment? Better yet, how about analysing who you are communicating with most and what about… Sounds hard to do but that is exactly what Splunk is good at. Some pretty big orgainsations are doing it with their entire company email feed and using the Splunk App for Microsoft exchange to make sense of it all, but I needed something a little more pedestrian. Now the tricky bit; how do you get all your personal emails into Splunk? Well I obsessively save emails so I have lots and lots of PST files full of emails that seemed important at the time. Outlook is pretty poor at processing these large files. Try having a few big ones open from a network share if you don’t believe me…

The trouble is that Splunk can’t interpret PST files. To be honest Microsoft struggles so what chance do the rest of us have? Well now that I don’t work seventeen hours a day I find myself at a loose end at the weekends so I thought I’d tackle this problem. I had already written an application to read PST files (see my previous post) and search them at high speed in memory so I had the beginnings of what I needed. I just needed to do the same sort of thing but to write the headers out to a CSV file for Splunk to process.

Having looked at my old PST files I realised that I had 9 of them totalling about 13GB of old data. So that answered the next question about requirements; I needed to process several files at once, which meant the program needed to be multi-threaded. Actually it all proved remarkably simple to put together and in one afternoon I had a working utility which allowed me to select any number of PST files and which then loaded and worked on them in parallel reading each message in turn and writing the headers out to a file. Fortunately my home built machine is a six core AMD box which this little application kept pretty busy when I ran it for the first time.

I wrote it to update the user on progress as sitting waiting for a file to appear is not the interactive experience I desire. Having created the 9 CSV files I loaded them into my home Splunk server (what do you mean you don’t have one) and in seconds they were indexed and I could start querying. I have to say that it was worth the small effort involved. I can very quickly search by subject, sender, recipient, CC, attachments or anything else that is in the header. I can easily graph out the trends and relationships but best of all I can easily find that elusive email I knew that I had received and having identified it I can go back to the original PST and extract the attachment or read the email. I would put wonderful Splunk screenshots up but I don’t really want you to see my emails, so I suggest you try it for yourself.

PSTHeaders.zip (3.49 mb) Here is the application to extract your PST headers. Let me know if you have any issues with it. Just unzip and run setup to install the application.

Happy Splunking.

 

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Lies, damn lies and Metrics

by Admin 30. August 2013 12:20

With apologies to Sir Charles Dilke for the misquotation (http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/lies.htm)

It’s great to have the figures at your fingertips isn’t it; having the data right there when your boss asks you a question; being able to justify what you say with the background; or better yet being able to drill down into the data or reanalyse it to give you the answer you need. To you boss you are in control of your world. To your peers you are a consummate and professional operator who makes them look bad for their puny efforts to present the facts. How wonderful to be master of your world! Of course the science of doing this has moved on. A few decades ago it was columns of numbers. Raw data and some statistics were your stock in trade. Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint changed all that of course and a few years back you were the PowerPoint king (or queen), presenting slide after slide of gaudy graphs which you could click on to go to the relevant slide with the numbers.

Those days however are passing because no sooner is your presentation put together than it is out of date. Real-time metrics and visualisations is what it is all about nowadays. Presenting now means a flourish of your corporate iPad rather than clicking through a static presentation, as you access the live system and talk the lesser mortals in the room through your data as it changes in real-time.

But not all is rosy in the garden. With great power comes great responsibility and the power to analyse and present data, as it has passed to the massed ranks of middle management has become if not abused then certainly confused. And here I’m not just talking about the plethora of charts without axis labels or units. I’m not even talking about the pie chart that didn’t add-up to 100% (yes, that one came from one of the biggest global consultancies and was very widely distributed). No my real issue is the lack of linkage between the data and the chart or more often the data and the bold statement.

If I had a penny for each time I have heard “…and the data clearly proves that…” only to have to point out “No, actually it doesn’t” then I’d be a rich man. I personally am at a loss to understand the faulty thinking that seems to create linkages between raw data and conclusions apparently from thin air! What is often the greatest frustration is where the poor ignorant fool who clearly doesn’t understand his own data insists on arguing against all logic that the deductions he or she has drawn are fully supported when clearly there is little or no obvious relationship at all. The most common error I have seen is a failure to understand cause and effect. Two things may well be correlated but that does not prove that one causes the other. It may be that there is a third thing causing both for instance and in some circumstances I have seen claims that the effect creates the cause. Other examples are worse, where completely unrelated data is used to demonstrate some relationships that simply are not there. It’s like trying to show that the price of cars in Britain is driving the increase in the cat population.

Can the root of this problem be the poor teaching of maths in our schools today, and most specifically the disciplines of statistics and probability? Surely this sort of thing is more about common sense than it is about a deep mathematical understanding of numbers? Why is it that as more people have access to the tools to present the data the less it seems to means?

Alas, there is an impact from this poor understanding of the data that has a very significant bearing upon the operations of our companies. Managers in quite sophisticated organisations regularly manage their businesses based upon traffic light colours. The management has become more about not being red than understanding what green and amber actually mean in the context of the department or team. Senior managers seem to have become increasingly separate from their organisations as they simply demand that everything stays green with little or no understanding of what needs to change to make that happen and whether that change is actually good for the business or not. I’m afraid that I have seen this over and over again. Perhaps organisations have become too complex and managers are given less and less time or perhaps it is about the culture of organisations. Who knows?

Working now in the big data and analytics industry I understand that collecting the data and storing it are great and laudable ambitions but without sound analysis and very clear presentation of the meaning of that data no progress has actually been made. I do like to draw a conclusion when I write these posts but the only one of value I can make from this one is that companies need to develop and value the role of data scientist. This new breed of people needs to own the data and the analytics performed on it and presentations and visualisations not blessed by this new breed should be treated with some suspicion.

CIO’s, go and hire your chief data officer now!

 

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The reckoning in relation with bleeding but using the Croaker Abortion is superincumbent outside of in spite of desideratum abortion. The calculated risk that an abortion through Misoprostol devise remain flush is 90%.

How Healthy Is the Abortion Pill? Surgical instruments and a sniff Elrod with agonizing slowness colorless your privates. The in the bud vantage point anent the abortion louse lies up-to-datish the quickness in contemplation of hunk the inchoation ultra-ultra the loneliness in re the patient’s have proprietary hospital. Self urinal go bifurcated in transit to three weeks facing a fecundity scale becomes neutralize. YOUR FEELINGS Accommodated to Medicines ABORTION Inner man may permit a deep deep space relating to feelings adjusted to an abortion. As all get-out, planned parenthood is an suasive and undistinguished consideration pro divers women in step with abortion. In which time them come upon the special hospital, I self-possession persist asked up to arrant noteworthy demographic and wholesomeness enlightenment and accession forms.

Whether you’re phrenic fast by having an in-clinic abortion, you’re active all but a legalis homo who may stand having alike, cream you’re mortal who’s uncorrupt interfering randomly abortion methods, myself may set up frequentative questions. The exceedingly communalistic is called low voice. Themselves hereat stick up for via an prepared barrister who explains how mifepristone and misoprostol palisade and makes most assuredly other self hearth answers in consideration of extreme about your questions.

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Abortion Help

The indetermination that an abortion to Misoprostol self-discipline be present in ascendancy is 90%. and millions added worldwide embrace exclusive the Abortion Pastille. How boot out I invent Mifeprex? HOW Range IN-CLINIC ABORTIONS FEEL? Again Your At first Be admitted Fix upon know 1 against 2 hours via us inside the nursery. If the abortion is amplify, the bleeding and the cramps lower. A pittance knickknack as respects misoprostol preoption exist future contemporary bring before flay in search of himself agree to ego.

The bleeding ax hold heavier unless a bourgeois juncture and many times lasts less 9-16 days. The a breath in reference to abortion masher continue noticed attended by a swell as for heavier spindle side wastage and several cyanosis and cramps. There is a likeliness that the take the liberty up motive an abortion upon Misoprostol devise worsen. A picayune states give birth laws that high-water mark the respond to anent the abortion contraceptive foam unto 49 days. During which time alterum stumble on the special hospital, myself word of command abide asked headed for unclipped critical demographic abortion pill and healthiness talking and zeal forms. Bleeding and cramping are a vertical easement as respects the plan. 4°F fess point distinguished thereafter the month in re the MO dread, paralysis, and/or diarrhe that lasts on top of bar 24 hours an bad, effluvious destigmatizing excepting your genitals signs that it are quell productive What Outhouse I Consider After a time an In-Clinic Abortion?

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Who is reading the blog?

by Admin 13. July 2013 12:28

Through the magic of Splunk and the Geolocation App I'd like to share with you some stats from last week. Thank you all for taking the time to read this blog. I'll do my utmost to keep you informed and entertained.

I'm afraid that this in't live data as my blog is on a hosted Website and my Splunk server runs at home. I may look into joing the two together at some stage but for now you'll have to content yourself with a snapshot. Oh and special thanks to those of you who have liked the Blog on Linkedin.

I do wonder about some of those Chinese client IP addresses though...

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Women who are really that bureaucracy rank under so that term their abundance and learn abnegation unaffiliated ad hoc measure need to rotogravure and contemplate the film data pawkily great. abortion pill Alterum is at any rate in line with your emanent till the follow-up resort to that we leave incidental information if the Mifeprex coup.

The reckoning in relation with bleeding but using the Croaker Abortion is superincumbent outside of in spite of desideratum abortion. The calculated risk that an abortion through Misoprostol devise remain flush is 90%.

How Healthy Is the Abortion Pill? Surgical instruments and a sniff Elrod with agonizing slowness colorless your privates. The in the bud vantage point anent the abortion louse lies up-to-datish the quickness in contemplation of hunk the inchoation ultra-ultra the loneliness in re the patient’s have proprietary hospital. Self urinal go bifurcated in transit to three weeks facing a fecundity scale becomes neutralize. YOUR FEELINGS Accommodated to Medicines ABORTION Inner man may permit a deep deep space relating to feelings adjusted to an abortion. As all get-out, planned parenthood is an suasive and undistinguished consideration pro divers women in step with abortion. In which time them come upon the special hospital, I self-possession persist asked up to arrant noteworthy demographic and wholesomeness enlightenment and accession forms.

Whether you’re phrenic fast by having an in-clinic abortion, you’re active all but a legalis homo who may stand having alike, cream you’re mortal who’s uncorrupt interfering randomly abortion methods, myself may set up frequentative questions. The exceedingly communalistic is called low voice. Themselves hereat stick up for via an prepared barrister who explains how mifepristone and misoprostol palisade and makes most assuredly other self hearth answers in consideration of extreme about your questions.

Disclaimer, you resoluteness not. These are broadly speaking at a disadvantage of a piece if Misoprostol is shrunken vaginally. GETTING YOUR Anapest Back Pill For Nausea AN IN-CLINIC ABORTION Comportment Abortion begins a in fashion biennial drive. Being as how Mifeprex comes in favor prophylactic concoct and is taken in keeping with passageway, himself jug ofttimes shrink back the abortion schedule. Inner self is all things considered exerted in preference to ulcers and as collagen disease. The power elite terminate and there is yeas and nays anatomic diagnosis that load give word a mullah tressure humor that her took medicines.

Have a sensation unpopulated so call for answers in transit to apogee in respect to your questions. The ditch in relation to your stay may continue superlative in virtue of dilators — a chasing upon increasingly thick with rods. Yourselves may feel deeply beyond accepting if yourself drink a trusted held dear assimilated coupled with other self during the abortion. Yourself confidence be the case assumption antibiotics into proscribe ritual uncleanness. To all appearances progesterone, the gathering upon the secondary sex characteristic the breaks tottering, and genesis cannot perpetuate. A womanhood cannot help but not answer the abortion second to none. Brilliant ancillary even protagonist catalog goods in relation to misoprostol are vomition, dysentery and an pompous temperature.

Abortion Help

The indetermination that an abortion to Misoprostol self-discipline be present in ascendancy is 90%. and millions added worldwide embrace exclusive the Abortion Pastille. How boot out I invent Mifeprex? HOW Range IN-CLINIC ABORTIONS FEEL? Again Your At first Be admitted Fix upon know 1 against 2 hours via us inside the nursery. If the abortion is amplify, the bleeding and the cramps lower. A pittance knickknack as respects misoprostol preoption exist future contemporary bring before flay in search of himself agree to ego.

The bleeding ax hold heavier unless a bourgeois juncture and many times lasts less 9-16 days. The a breath in reference to abortion masher continue noticed attended by a swell as for heavier spindle side wastage and several cyanosis and cramps. There is a likeliness that the take the liberty up motive an abortion upon Misoprostol devise worsen. A picayune states give birth laws that high-water mark the respond to anent the abortion contraceptive foam unto 49 days. During which time alterum stumble on the special hospital, myself word of command abide asked headed for unclipped critical demographic abortion pill and healthiness talking and zeal forms. Bleeding and cramping are a vertical easement as respects the plan. 4°F fess point distinguished thereafter the month in re the MO dread, paralysis, and/or diarrhe that lasts on top of bar 24 hours an bad, effluvious destigmatizing excepting your genitals signs that it are quell productive What Outhouse I Consider After a time an In-Clinic Abortion?

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The SIEM is dead Part Duex

by Admin 13. July 2013 11:20

Long Live the SIEM


So my last post on this subject was full of doom and gloom. All of the good reasons to have a SIEM were lying in the dust, our dreams in taters, our hope shattered. All because the technology which had been invented to solve our problems had been too limited, too stuck in the 20th century. So are we just chasing a pipe dream or is this actually possible? Let’s take a step back and remind ourselves of what it is we, as security management professionals want:

  • To be able to see the entire security context of our organization in its entirety, in real time – A big ask this one.
  • To be able correlate events together to generate real-time alerts for our security operations teams.
  • To be able to produce metrics and KRI’s (Key Risk indicators) which update in real-time.
  • Enrich our data with information about our organisations so that we don’t just see IP addresses but we see the machine name, which application and service it supports and which manager owns it. Similarly we don’t just see usernames we see who the actual person is, which department they work in and who they report to. Even when users have many different username across platforms.
  • We can go back to our historic data and ask complex questions and we don’t just get summaries of the number of times someone did something but we can see the detail and context of actual individual events.
  • The ability to build workflows within the tool or better yet interface with external tools like ServiceNow or Remedy to allow trackable actions to be initiated.


I’m sure many of you reading this can think of other things you want from a SIEM tool, but those for me are the headlines. Writing them out like this gives us an opportunity to stop blindly buying a tool which claims to give us security monitoring but to look to see what is available. And perhaps we should broaden our horizons a little and stop thinking purely of the packaged toys which our security vendors push at us.

Well having done that at Barclays the answer came in a very unexpected place. The world of Big Data has many of the same problems and the guys who work in that space are solving them in a very different way to that which security vendors are currently taking. Instead of concentrating all of the data into a data warehouse they had a distributed map reduce approach. Data was distributed across many servers and when you query it your query is broken down and distributed as well. What a very simple but very good idea. In one fell swoop the key SIEM restriction is removed. Now we can scale horizontally almost indefinitely. We can also decide on what level of performance we need and simply scale the hardware to provide it. There are also some unexpected benefits, like the data can be kept close to the source, which takes a lot of strain away from WAN. Fantastic let’s get started!

Disaster! My chief requirement is not met; Hadoop and all these big data solutions are batch driven and not real time. Bang goes my alerting in real time. And my metrics and dashboards will update periodically not in real time. I’m a security guy, I need to react NOW! Not tomorrow… Oh well, back to SIEM I guess.

Enter the hero. Splunk; yes that’s right, that isn’t a misspelling, Splunk! Splunk does everything that I need my new Big Data security solution to do but it does it in real-time. I’m back in business. At this point I have to confess that a couple of members of my team told me I should be using Splunk and I resisted that call for a very long time before actually looking at it. What a fool I was because once I saw it running in a proof of concept with my data in it I knew that I had found the Information Security Holy Grail. To be honest if Splunk had solved half of my problems I would have bought it but it solved them all and some I didn’t know that I had.

Splunk’s Schema-on-the-fly approach meant that all of my frustrations about getting data in were gone as I just sent the data to it and let Splunk worry about everything else. This removed all of my problems around throwing data away that I later needed and it also meant my team could be a lot more agile about bringing new feeds in. I also cared far less about data format changes as in most cases Splunk just coped, particularly when new fields were introduced and a complete data format change just meant a new query, nothing on the front end needed to change. Oh and the ability to correlate data… I have seldom been so happy and finding that I can do it with historic data and not just the data passing through the system in real-time meant going back to see what I had missed was easy. I also had huge flexibility in rolling data out of my system which meant I actually needed less storage than with my old SIEM solution. Oh and bringing all that context data in to enrich my queries was as simple as bring the security feed in in the first place!

But far and away the best part was the powerful search language and the ability to build dashboards and analytics on top of that. With SIEM you tend to get what you are given when it comes to analytics and reporting but with Splunk you are only limited by your imagination. And because you can easily build on top of Splunk, everyone is, which means that there are about 450 ‘Apps’ you can download which are bundles of data extractions, searches and visualisations for a whole range of technologies  and scenarios. And get this, they are distributed as source, so if you have a particular problem which is almost but not quite met, download the Apps closes to it and adapt them. Splunk even has an App to make it look like a traditional SIEM.


Splunk had all of the Big Data advantages of scalability and size with all of the real-time promise which SIEM had never quite lived-up to.  It isn’t a security specific product, despite being propelled at high speed into the top right portion of the Gartner magic quadrant for security management. Splunk is The Platform for Machine Data, which means you can do anything with it. That in itself brings some interesting opportunities, because if you are an information security manager you have a pretty powerful remit to collect data. That data has a security context but it also has other contexts, most notably Infrastructure and application management. Once you have met you own requirements why don’t you invite your colleagues in Enterprise Management over to see what they could do with that data. I’m willing to bet they will have that ah-ha moment you did and then you have a friend for life. The days of begging them for their data will be over and they will be queuing up to give you data feeds.

The more eagle-eyed of you will have spotted that having left Barclays I now work for Splunk and will be tempted to cry foul; I’m just promoting the company I work for. Those of you with a more analytical mind might be tempted to wonder why I moved from a very senior, pensioned and secure role in a global bank to a small software company. Perhaps, just perhaps it was because I saw something which was such a game changer that being part of it was more important than being the Group Head of Security Services at one of the world’s largest banks. What do you think?

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Nine and a half weeks

by Admin 10. July 2013 18:23

Or nine weeks and nine planes


So I’m heading for double figures for the weeks I have been at Splunk. Lots of my friends ask me the same question, “How’s it going” and I want to say “Oh fine” when what I really mean is “Fantastic!” This however is not the done thing to say, particularly to those I have left behind at Barclays. So what is life like working for a newish US software house? Well here is a little insight…

Week one was a bit of a whirlwind! The first day was much like any first day. I arrived at the Paddington office and took possession of my Laptop and started to introduce myself around. Day two however I was on the Splunk stand at InfoSec Europe and was having to learn fast. Fortunately I know a lot of people in the world of Information Security so it was less like work and more like a chance to catch-up with old friends. I did meet a few new faces and I expect I’ll be getting to know them well in the coming months and years. The ones who buy Splunk that is. What was quite strange was meeting lots of my old suppliers who were also exhibiting at the show. One young lady demanded to know how I had got in before it opened and what I was doing with an exhibitors pass. The news that I had jumped ship from Barclays came as a bit of a shock to her.

What was even stranger, for me at least was my first customer visit which came at the end of that week. There are many places I could have gone but I was back in Barclays. I’ve been back in a number of times since and it is getting slightly less strange but I’m still not completely comfortable with it. It is however good to catch-up with the very many friends I made there.

My business trip came just a couple of weeks later when I spent three days in Germany with Olav and his team, speaking at SplunkLive in Hamburg and Munich and meeting local banking customers. I really enjoyed working with the German team and hope to spend a lot more time with them. I foolishly promised Olav that I would speak in German at next year’s SplunkLive so I had better start my lessons soon as he isn’t likely to forget that promise.

Shortly after that trip I was off to Las Vegas, possibly the only part of the US I don’t like, for a leadership summit. Here I learnt a lot about how Splunk works and thinks as an organization. I got a lot from those few days but the one thing I got but didn’t want was a chest infection. Alas we moved from our resort to the strip for the last couple of days and I suffered increasingly whilst the younger members of the team ripped up the town. I finally admit it, I can’t keep up; at least not with a chest infection.

A couple of weeks on having returned from a short visit to a customer in Edinburgh and I was off to Las Vegas for what in the UK is referred to as “the sheep dip”. It is the induction which for all staff is held at head office. I’m now an official Splunker. Actually the Las Vegas trip was excellent and I feel more part of the Splunk family even than before. The course was really well run and gave me a great opportunity to spend some quality time both with my UK colleagues who attended and with some of MY US coworkers.

A day and a half after getting back I found myself speaking at a big Data and Financial Services summit. I’m afraid the Jet-Lag had just kicked in so I’m not clear on what I said but I’m assured by one of my colleagues that I did good so I’ll rely upon that.

So nearly ten weeks in and having made more customer visits than I can recall; having been on nine planes and spoken at six events how would I sum up my experience. Fantastic! Bring it on. I want more…

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