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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

An in-depth view of reporting

With a much clearer view of automation, it’s now time to shift our focus to reporting and its role in SOAR. Reporting is not a new tool and is not strictly connected to SOAR. All SIEM solutions have their own variation of reporting. In most cases, SIEM reporting is more about visualizing the huge amount of data that is being ingested, while in SOAR, it’s mostly about reporting on incidents, automation, and overall SOC performance.

While most SIEM and SOAR solutions are still separated into their own spaces, some SIEM and SOAR tools are integrated, such as Microsoft Sentinel, and SIEM and SOAR use the same reporting mechanisms.

We can expect this to be the case more and more, and the line between SIEM and SOAR will likely, and should, disappear. This unification of SIEM and SOAR will bring easier management and integration of services, such as reporting, where we will have better overview and management, as well as fewer portals for...