The purpose of Microsoft Sentinel automation
Microsoft Sentinel automation’s purpose, like the purpose of all automation, is to take repetitive tasks and transform them into automated tasks. In the SOC, some of the topics automation focuses on are as follows:
- Enrichment: When an incident is created, we want to enrich it with additional data. This will save SOC analysts time as they will have this enrichment as soon as they pick up the incident. For example, when an incident with an IP address is created, we can run an automatic playbook to enrich the incident with TI data about whether the IP is known to be malicious or not.
- Initial triage and incident suppression: This accompanies enrichment as we can utilize the results of that to decide whether we want to auto-close an incident if the IP is internal and behavior is expected, or transfer it to tier 2 if the IP address is known to be malicious.
- Orchestration: This is more oriented to orchestrating incident assignments...