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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


This chapter covered the first two elements of SOAR – incident management and investigation. Here, we covered important aspects of incident management and what features it should include, such as incident assignment, status, severity, the option to add a comment, and more. We also introduced the two most known incident management frameworks – NIST and SANS – which are guiding us to organize how we should approach incident management, investigation, and response.

As part of this chapter, we discussed how SOC analysts should start with the incident investigation. We started by introducing incident prioritization, and then we continued with the importance of incident enrichment, lessons learned from similar incidents, and using investigation graphs. In the last section, we focused more on threat hunting as one of those features that SOCs are not focusing on as much as they should.

In the next chapter, we will focus on the last two elements of SOAR...