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Episode 30 - Higher Education Roundtable podcast

June 29th, 2020

We recently held a Higher Education Roundtable to discuss how three universities use Humio to improve visibility and keep their networks resilient and secure.

Listen to the audio in this special edition podcast to hear the discussion.

Humio CEO Geeta Schmidt hosted the roundtable to get a closer look at log management’s role in higher education. Hear from three university IT professionals who use Humio:

Geeta and the panel discuss how Humio contributes to cost savings in their institutions and how data centralization affects their administrative culture. To find out how they use Humio, they discuss details of their unique implementations.

Universities choose Humio for the combination of performance and price. Jeff found his way to log management because it was the lowest cost solution to search network monitored traffic from his endpoint sensors. Dirk started using Humio as the best means to deal with the cost of rapidly growing infrastructure. Nick started using log management as a security tool before growing into a place to aggregate all log data from across all BYU locations.

"We started with Humio in our security operations center, and it proved its value over and over."
Nick Turley

Security Architect at Brigham Young University

"We started with Humio in our security operations center, and it proved its value over and over."

Nick Turley
Security Architect at Brigham Young University

All three practitioners find log management helps them make sense of their complex systems. Dirk extolls the benefits of having a centralized logging solution provide a single pane of glass for a hybrid environment of load balancers and web apps that power the research community he supports. Jeff shares how Humio adds value by speeding up incident response.

Once data has been centralized, organizations have an opportunity to start putting it to work to discover additional security and performance information that has far-reaching implications for their success. The participants share how log management changed some of the ways their team works, accelerating development by connecting data to teams that otherwise wouldn’t have had it.

At BYU, adopting log management led to a revolution in how administrators approach their data as a resource. Borrowing the threat-hunting type of behavior from security analytics, members of network engineering are also beginning to proactively ask pointed questions of their data and go on sustained searches. Humio’s instant-speed search results fuel this curiosity, leading people doing investigations to dig deeper and learn more insights about their networks, which they can then in turn use to improve their systems and mitigate performance drop-offs before they occur.

Learn more about how Humio helped three universities cut costs and make sense of their changing environments by watching the full Higher Education Roundtable discussion.

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