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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


In this chapter, we went through automation and reporting and how they can help organizations minimize the MTTA and MTTR.

We discussed one of the most important aspects of automation: deciding what steps in our incident investigation should be automated. Then, we moved on to hot topics when thinking about automation. We first discussed whether automation is a replacement for a SOC analyst or their best friend. After this, we moved on to looking at using input from SOC analysts and users and how we must be careful when utilizing these automation features.

From a reporting perspective, we spoke about creating an incident management solution by utilizing reports and making it more customized to our needs, and that spending time on these tasks makes sense.

In the last section, we went through TI and TVM in SOAR and how they can play a significant role in an investigation. TI and TVM can influence decision-making in tier 1, which was covered in Chapter 2, and directly impact...