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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

A Deep Dive into Incident Management and Investigation

The previous chapter touched on the importance of cybersecurity today and why investing in modern security tools and education is essential. We also covered the main pain points of SOCs today, such as the never-ending growth of security incidents and security-related logs, the number of tools, and staying arm-to-arm with bad actors.

As established, the SOAR solution consists of a few different elements, such as incident management, investigation, automation, reporting, threat intelligence (TI), and threat and vulnerability management (TVM). Each of these plays an important part in a SOC and makes SOCs more efficient and effective. This is critical today since SOCs are overloaded with security incidents and signals that they need to handle.

In this chapter, we will focus on incident management and investigation and why it is an important segment when we think about SOAR. We will also touch base with some important aspects...