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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

A Deep Dive into Automation and Reporting

The last chapter covered two SOAR elements – incident management and investigation. This chapter will continue to drill down into SOAR elements and focus on automation and reporting. With more and more incidents to investigate, SOC analysts are often under pressure to ensure that the MTTA and MTTR meet the organization’s policies. If we also consider that many incidents are similar and that a SOC analyst needs to perform the same actions repeatedly, it reveals why automation is such an important aspect of SOC and why it is a SOC analyst’s best friend.

After looking at automation, we will jump into reporting, including how it can help organizations perform analysis, and how we can utilize it to hunt through data. We will then wrap up this chapter by focusing on Threat Intelligence (TI) and Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) and how they can enrich a SOC’s investigation with invaluable data.

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