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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

Quick Dig into SOAR Tools

The previous chapters introduced SOAR as a tool and discussed how it can help in day-to-day SOC operations. It can start with case management, helping to orchestrate incident assignments. Then, it can automate everyday tasks where SOC analysts use many tools/windows, enrich an incident with additional data, or even respond to the incident. Finally, it can assist with reporting for better analysis and incident response planning in the future.

In this chapter, we will focus on a few popular SOAR tools and understand how they are combined with SIEM tools. We also dive deep into their main functionalities and learn how they can be used for incident management, investigation, automation, reporting, TI/TVM, and administration panes.

The tools that will be covered are as follows:

  • Microsoft Sentinel SOAR
  • Splunk SOAR (Phantom)
  • Google Chronicle SOAR (Siemplify)

Some other SOAR tools include Palo Alto Cortex XSOAR, IBM Security SOAR, Swimlane...