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Building a Next-Gen SOC with IBM QRadar

By : Ashish M Kothekar
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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)
Part 1: Understanding Different QRadar Components and Architecture
Part 2: QRadar Features and Deployment
Part 3: Understanding QRadar Apps, Extensions, and Their Deployment

Creating your own app

In this chapter, we discussed the different apps available to enhance the QRadar user experience. Even with the level of sophistication offered, there could still be certain ways that you would like to consume QRadar data not offered by these apps. Also, there could be multiple applications for which you require support not yet provided by IBM.

IBM Security App Exchange is the portal on which IBM (among other vendors) publishes applications and extensions that can be downloaded and used by anyone. You need to log in using your IBM ID to access these resources on the exchange portal.

Imagine a scenario where a company named ABC has a software solution for its customer relationship management (CRM) needs. The software solution also generates security logs. Company ABC would like to integrate these security logs with QRadar. In such a scenario, company ABC can create a document explaining how to fetch logs from the software solution and send them to QRadar...