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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)
1
Section 1: Core Components
4
Section 2: Working with the Elastic Stack
12
Section 3: Building Solutions with the Elastic Stack

Summary

In this chapter, we looked at some of the core capabilities required as part of a modern security operations center to help analysts and security engineers defend their organizations from attack. First, we looked at why security is important to organizations and what sort of controls they need to build to manage any threats. We also looked at why it is critical to reduce the mean time to detect and mean time to respond to threats to maintain a good security posture.

Next, we looked at how a SIEM platform can help teams centralize their security visibility, threat detection, and investigation capabilities. We saw how a mature SIEM deployment can become the center of your SOC by turning your data into actionable insights and trigger the appropriate remediation or response action. We also looked at some of the capabilities required in your SIEM to build a successful security program.

Finally, we looked at how endpoint detection and response capability can complement your...