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Building a Next-Gen SOC with IBM QRadar

By : Ashish M Kothekar
Book Image

Building a Next-Gen SOC with IBM QRadar

By: Ashish M Kothekar

Overview of this book

This comprehensive guide to QRadar will help you build an efficient security operations center (SOC) for threat hunting and need-to-know software updates, as well as understand compliance and reporting and how IBM QRadar stores network data in real time. The book begins with a quick introduction to QRadar components and architecture, teaching you the different ways of deploying QRadar. You’ll grasp the importance of being aware of the major and minor upgrades in software and learn how to scale, upgrade, and maintain QRadar. Once you gain a detailed understanding of QRadar and how its environment is built, the chapters will take you through the features and how they can be tailored to meet specifi c business requirements. You’ll also explore events, flows, and searches with the help of examples. As you advance, you’ll familiarize yourself with predefined QRadar applications and extensions that successfully mine data and find out how to integrate AI in threat management with confidence. Toward the end of this book, you’ll create different types of apps in QRadar, troubleshoot and maintain them, and recognize the current security challenges and address them through QRadar XDR. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to apply IBM QRadar SOC’s prescriptive practices and leverage its capabilities to build a very efficient SOC in your enterprise.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Part 1: Understanding Different QRadar Components and Architecture
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Part 2: QRadar Features and Deployment
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Part 3: Understanding QRadar Apps, Extensions, and Their Deployment

Part 3: Understanding QRadar Apps, Extensions, and Their Deployment

On the IBM Security App Exchange portal, IBM has published applications and extensions that can be used out of the box. These are like ready-made solutions for the products with which you want to integrate. There are also other apps offering predefined searches, ML integrations, AI integrations, defined rules, building blocks, and so on. This makes it very easy for analysts and CISOs to get a bird’s-eye view as well as deep-diving into the technicalities and mining data as required.

There are innumerable apps on offer, of which we will discuss only a few important ones. We will also examine the WinCollect agent and how to manage it. In the final chapter, we will see the fundamental issues regularly encountered on QRadar and how to resolve them. We also provide a helpful list of frequently asked questions in this chapter. We end this book with a small sneak-peek into the new QRadar suite of products.

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