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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

By : Asjad Athick
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Book Image

Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

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By: Asjad Athick

Overview of this book

The Elastic Stack helps you work with massive volumes of data to power use cases in the search, observability, and security solution areas. This three-part book starts with an introduction to the Elastic Stack with high-level commentary on the solutions the stack can be leveraged for. The second section focuses on each core component, giving you a detailed understanding of the component and the role it plays. You’ll start by working with Elasticsearch to ingest, search, analyze, and store data for your use cases. Next, you’ll look at Logstash, Beats, and Elastic Agent as components that can collect, transform, and load data. Later chapters help you use Kibana as an interface to consume Elastic solutions and interact with data on Elasticsearch. The last section explores the three main use cases offered on top of the Elastic Stack. You’ll start with a full-text search and look at real-world outcomes powered by search capabilities. Furthermore, you’ll learn how the stack can be used to monitor and observe large and complex IT environments. Finally, you’ll understand how to detect, prevent, and respond to security threats across your environment. The book ends by highlighting architecture best practices for successful Elastic Stack deployments. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to implement the Elastic Stack and derive value from it.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Core Components
Section 2: Working with the Elastic Stack
Section 3: Building Solutions with the Elastic Stack

Chapter 12: Security Threat Detection and Response Using the Elastic Stack

In the last chapter, we looked at how the Elastic Stack can be used to centralize logs, metrics, and other sources of telemetry from across your organization to better observe and understand the environment. The scale and extensibility of the stack make it possible to collect massive volumes of data for search, analysis, and the building of custom use cases on top of the data. Security teams have very similar data collection and visibility requirements, making the Elastic Stack an ideal platform for security analytics, threat detection, investigation, and response workflows.

As more and more critical business processes move online, it is critical for organizations to invest in sound cyber security controls, alongside appropriate detection, and remediation capabilities. This is key when it comes to protecting the security of your assets, the integrity of your systems, and the trust your customers have in you...