Monzy Merza

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Monzy Merza serves as the head of security research at Splunk. With over 15 years of cybersecurity leadership in government and commercial organizations, Monzy is responsible for helping advise and implement strategic security programs for Splunk’s cybersecurity customers, working hand-in-hand with executives across the Fortune 500 to develop modern security architectures.

Monzy is also responsible for leading the Splunk Cyber Research team, which arms Splunk customers with actionable threat intelligence to combat advanced threats.

A noted international speaker, Monzy frequently presents at government and industry events on topics such as nation state threat defense and machine learning. His current security research is focused on integrated approaches to human-driven and automated responses to targeted cyber attacks.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Monzy Merza and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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