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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


In this chapter, we continued with hands-on examples and focused on how to respond to incidents using playbooks, and how we can utilize our enrichment playbooks to decide how to respond.

In the first example, we used a playbook to block a user in Azure AD when we had a sign-in from a suspicious location, and we used our MaliciousIP watchlist to check whether that IP was malicious. Plus, we had a comment from the VirusTotal-IPEnrichment-alertTrigger playbook (which we created in Chapter 6) to get information from VirusTotal as well.

The second example focused on our response when malware was detected on one of our machines. We utilized MDE and its evaluation lab to generate incidents, sync them to Sentinel, and respond to isolate the machine in MDE itself.

In our final chapter, we will provide a few important tips and tricks for working with Microsoft Sentinel playbooks. If you decide to go even deeper into Microsoft Sentinel playbooks, these tips and tricks will save...