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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

TI and TVM – how important are they?

TVM analyzes vulnerabilities within the organization and processes how to patch those vulnerabilities. In the world of SIEM/SOAR, we will speak mainly about CVE, which refers to vulnerabilities that can be found connected to our systems and machines and can be compared with additional information.

TI, or threat intelligence, is information that can point us to potential threats inside our systems. It can contain information about threat actors, tactics and techniques, observations about IP, hosts, URLs, and so on. TI information is collected, processed, and analyzed to help organizations understand what could be the possible next step attackers make, as well as what their final motive is if they have one. When we speak about SIEM/SOAR and TI, we are mainly referring to Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), such as IP addresses, file hashes, and URLs. That information is ingested into the system and compared with other available data.