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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

Understanding incident management

Incident management is the process we go through from incident detection to the time the incident is resolved. In SOC, this is where SOC analysts will be able to monitor incidents as they are created, filter incidents based on conditions, search through the incidents, and perform fast incident actions.

Without incident management, our SOC analysts wouldn’t be able to see what incidents were created and from where they would need to start the incident investigation.

The primary purpose of incident management is to do the following:

  • Detect the incident
  • Investigate the incident
  • Contain and recover from the incident
  • Document the incident

Why do we need incident management in SOAR?

The main purpose of SOAR is to make the daily tasks of a SOC easier to handle. Let’s see how SOAR accomplishes this purpose.

Imagine that the SOC team doesn’t have an incident management solution. An incident is detected...