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Microsoft Sentinel in Action - Second Edition

By : Richard Diver, Gary Bushey, John Perkins
Book Image

Microsoft Sentinel in Action - Second Edition

By: Richard Diver, Gary Bushey, John Perkins

Overview of this book

Microsoft Sentinel is a security information and event management (SIEM) tool developed by Microsoft that helps you integrate cloud security and artificial intelligence (AI). This book will teach you how to implement Microsoft Sentinel and understand how it can help detect security incidents in your environment with integrated AI, threat analysis, and built-in and community-driven logic. The first part of this book will introduce you to Microsoft Sentinel and Log Analytics, then move on to understanding data collection and management, as well as how to create effective Microsoft Sentinel queries to detect anomalous behaviors and activity patterns. The next part will focus on useful features, such as entity behavior analytics and Microsoft Sentinel playbooks, along with exploring the new bi-directional connector for ServiceNow. In the next part, you’ll be learning how to develop solutions that automate responses needed to handle security incidents and find out more about the latest developments in security, techniques to enhance your cloud security architecture, and explore how you can contribute to the security community. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to implement Microsoft Sentinel to fit your needs and protect your environment from cyber threats and other security issues.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Section 1: Design and Implementation
Section 2: Data Connectors, Management, and Queries
Section 3: Security Threat Hunting
Section 4: Integration and Automation
Section 5: Operational Guidance

Section 1: Design and Implementation

In this section, you will get an overview of Microsoft Sentinel, including the current cloud landscape, the cloud security reference framework, Security Operations Center (SOC) platform components, and how to map the architecture. You will also learn about the Azure Monitor Log Analytics resource, including planning your Log Analytics instance, how to create a new instance, and attaching it to Microsoft Sentinel.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Getting Started with Microsoft Sentinel
  • Chapter 2, Azure Monitor – Introduction to Log Analytics