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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

Summary

In this chapter, we examined three QRadar apps: namely, the QRadar Assistant app, QRAW, and the QRadar Use Case Manager app. QRadar apps are designed to make it easier to edit, tune, and understand QRadar features. In all, applying artificial intelligence to solve real-life security issues is possible using QRAW. The Use Case Manager app helps you understand and improve the security posture of your organization via a bird’s-eye view, along with easy navigation to understand and tune QRadar rules. You should now be capable of using all three apps in your QRadar deployment.

In the next chapter, we will touch on more QRadar applications that are both easy to use and provide a great ROI for the time invested.