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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

Mastering Microsoft Sentinel Automation: Tips and Tricks

In the previous three chapters, we focused on hands-on examples that hopefully helped you understand how to utilize automation.

We started with examples of how to enrich incidents on the incident creation for faster triage in Chapter 6 and continued with examples of how to utilize automation to manage incidents in Chapter 7. In the previous chapter, we focused on how to utilize automation to respond to incidents. We utilized the two most common response automation techniques – block the user and isolate a device.

This chapter will focus on tips and tricks for mastering automation when working with Microsoft Sentinel playbooks.

In this final chapter of the book, we will go through the following topics:

  • Best practices for working with dynamic content and expressions
  • Understanding the HTTP action and its usage
  • Exploring more playbook actions

Let’s get into it!