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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

Investigating NIST and SANS incident management frameworks

As we mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, there are a few incident management frameworks that organizations follow through the incident life cycle. In this chapter, we will introduce the NIST and SANS frameworks.

The NIST framework consists of four steps, while the SANS framework consists of six steps. In the following table, we can see that both frameworks are similar and follow the same principle:

NIST Framework

SANS Framework

Step 1 – Preparation

Step 1 – Preparation

Step 2 – Detection and Analysis

Step 2 – Identification

Step 3 – Containment, Eradication, and Recovery

Step 3 – Containment

Step 4 – Eradication

Step 5 ...