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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

Incident tasks – to do or not to do

Recently, I was involved in a project around incident tasks (some know it as incident workflows or incident playbooks) and had the opportunity to speak with many people about it. This is the reason why I decided to have a dedicated section about one important segment in incident management.

As I wrote in the previous section, a few dozen incidents happen daily in our SOCs. Some of them are new, but some of them are only seen sometimes. If there is a new incident that our SOC analyst has never worked on before, it will take some time to investigate it properly. But if someone else had already been investigating that incident before and had written the lessons learned, it would be easy for the SOC manager to create a list of steps that should be taken to investigate this incident. In this case, our SOC analyst will save valuable time figuring out steps that they need to perform, and it is possible to go through the list of tasks that have...