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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

What are SOC tiers?

As we will mention the terms SOC, SOC analyst, and others many times in the book, it is best to explain the main SOC tiers and their responsibilities. These tiers are positioned to help SOCs divide tasks among SOC analysts:

  • Tier 1: This is the first tier and it is primarily responsible for triage incidents as they are happening. They will collect as much information as they can about the incident so that they can plan whether that incident should be investigated further. This is an entry-level role in SOCs for those with the least experience.
  • Tier 2: The second tier kicks in when Tier 1 decides that a specific incident needs to be investigated further. One of the responsibilities is coordinating responses with different teams in the organization. As these incidents are more likely to be genuinely positive, this tier requires a more experienced SOC analyst.
  • Tier 3: This tier is dedicated to experts in the field. Their primary responsibility is to...