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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

Introducing Microsoft Sentinel Automation

In the previous chapter, we introduced a few SOAR tools and some of the main features we can utilize in our day-to-day operations. We showcased what incident management, investigation, automation, and reporting look like in real tools and offered some directions on how to utilize them.

This chapter will focus on Microsoft Sentinel automation, and we will dive deep into each element when working with it. We will discuss automation rules, playbooks, their elements and permissions, and prepare you for hands-on examples that will be covered in Chapters 6 to 8.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following:

  • The purpose of Microsoft Sentinel automation
  • All about automation rules
  • All about playbooks
  • Monitoring automation rules and playbook health