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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

Google Chronicle SOAR (Siemplify)

Google Chronicle is a well-known data analytics platform that is hosted on GCP. As the SIEM space evolved into the cloud, Google’s security division joined and expanded into it. As with any other SIEM solution, it can collect data from any source – in local infrastructure or the cloud.

Google Chronicle utilizes detections that vary from context built using YARA-L rules to purpose-built detections and correlation with IoCs. Google Chronicle SOAR is a cloud solution and is now integrated into a Google Chronicle offering. Like Splunk, Google decided to buy a SOAR solution and integrate it into its offering, which is why you will often hear people referring to Google Chronicle SOAR as Siemplify. As Siemplify was only a SOAR solution, Google Chronicle SOAR has the ability to integrate with third-party SIEMs and ingest alerts, incidents, and events.

To connect Google Chronicle SOAR to any solution we want to use for incident management...