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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

By : Asjad Athick
Book Image

Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

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

Building security capability to protect your organization

Security teams are responsible for some of the most important and consequential capabilities in any modern organization. As businesses move online, the average user is becoming more technically savvy and conscious of their privacy and security online. Not only do businesses have to provide exceptional customer experiences with high availability and resiliency around the clock; they must also do this while preserving the security and privacy of their customers. On the other hand, competitors, criminals, and adversaries increasingly leverage offensive security practices to disrupt business operations, gain access to sensitive research and intellectual property, and damage brand reputation in the market.

Consider the three principles of data security (also known as the CIA triad). While reading about each principle and related security controls, also consider how using logs, metrics, and security telemetry can help in building...