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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

Exploring more playbook actions

Each action in the playbook has its own settings that we can work with. We have already mentioned options to rename an action, add a comment, or delete one in previous chapters, but there are a few more great features that you need to know about:

  • We have the option to configure a timeout for an action. We usually want this to be used with user input when we don’t want to wait hours or days for a user to respond. Logic Apps Standard and Logic Apps Consumption can be in a running state for 90 days by default. To change it, we need to click on the three dots in the playbook and select Settings.

Figure 9.14 – Action settings

In the settings, we need to change the value for Action Timeout. It accepts input in the ISO 8601 format. If we wanted that action to time out after one day, the input would be P1D. If we wanted it to time out in one hour, the input would be PT1H. An example of all the values needed...