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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 introduced three important SOAR tools and guided you through the SOAR elements of the tools themselves. We introduced Microsoft Sentinel SOAR, hosted in Microsoft Azure, which is fully integrated into Microsoft Sentinel SIEM. Microsoft Sentinel is a cloud-native solution, and as such, there is no version for local infrastructure.

The second tool was Splunk SOAR, and we used a local infrastructure version of the solution, although it is also available as a cloud option. The third solution, and again, only available in the cloud, is Google Chronicle SOAR, which is hosted on GCP.

While there are a few other popular solutions, such as Palo Alto SOAR, most of the functionalities are similar to the ones already covered. This should not remove the need to explore even deeper on your own.

The next chapter will dive deep into Microsoft Sentinel automation, which we demonstrate use cases for in Chapters 6 to 8.