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Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response for Security Analysts

By : Benjamin Kovacevic
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Book Image

Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response for Security Analysts

5 (1)
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

Isolating a machine upon new malware detection

In this example, we will use integration between Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft 365 Defender to run a playbook and isolate a machine infected by ransomware.

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 Security Administrator role permissions in Azure AD

Creating a playbook

We will need to do the following in this example:

  1. Gain access to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE).
  2. Connect MDE to Microsoft Sentinel for incident synchronization.
  3. Create a test alert using MDE.
  4. Create a playbook to isolate a machine in MDE and assign permissions.

Step 1 – gain access to MDE

The first step is to have access to MDE. If you already have MDE on your tenant...