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Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response for Security Analysts

By : Benjamin Kovacevic
Book Image

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


This chapter introduced some common tips and tricks you can utilize when working with Microsoft Sentinel playbooks.

First, we introduced how to work with dynamic content and expressions and how to utilize the power of expressions to get data that is not exposed initially with dynamic content. This provides an easy and fast way to work with the data we get from any action.

After that, we focused on my favorite action – HTTP. The HTTP action allows you to connect to any service that runs on an API and functionalities that may not be available with native actions. In most cases, this will be when a native action doesn’t support using a service principal or managed identity for authentication, which we can utilize when using the HTTP action.

We finished the chapter by introducing a few actions that we didn’t use in examples but will make your day-to-day operations easier when working with Microsoft Sentinel playbooks. Some of them are action-setting...