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Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response for Security Analysts

By : Benjamin Kovacevic
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Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response for Security Analysts

By: Benjamin Kovacevic

Overview of this book

What your journey will look like With the help of this expert-led book, you’ll become well versed with SOAR, acquire new skills, and make your organization's security posture more robust. You’ll start with a refresher on the importance of understanding cyber security, diving into why traditional tools are no longer helpful and how SOAR can help. Next, you’ll learn how SOAR works and what its benefits are, including optimized threat intelligence, incident response, and utilizing threat hunting in investigations. You’ll also get to grips with advanced automated scenarios and explore useful tools such as Microsoft Sentinel, Splunk SOAR, and Google Chronicle SOAR. The final portion of this book will guide you through best practices and case studies that you can implement in real-world scenarios. By the end of this book, you will be able to successfully automate security tasks, overcome challenges, and stay ahead of threats.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Intro to SOAR and Its Elements
Part 2: SOAR Tools and Automation Hands-On Examples

Blocking a user upon suspicious sign-in

In this example, we will block users upon an unknown sign-in detected by our system. This can be for different reasons, but in our example, we will have a use case involving a user signed in from an IP address from our MaliciousIP watchlist.

Before we begin, you will need the following:

  • You need to have access to Microsoft Sentinel with appropriate permissions (Microsoft Sentinel Contributor, Logic App Contributor, and permission to assign RBAC controls – Owner or User Access Administrator)
  • Global Administrator or User Administrator role permissions in Azure Active Directory (AD)

Creating a playbook

Let’s see how to create a playbook:

  1. Enable the Azure AD data connector in Microsoft Sentinel.
  2. We need an additional user, who we will block.
  3. We need detection to create an incident on which we will run our playbook.
  4. We need a playbook with the following attributes:
    • Step A – create a...