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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

All about automation rules

As mentioned previously, automation rules can be created to manage automation in Microsoft Sentinel centrally. But how can we do that?

Automation rules in Microsoft Sentinel have three main aspects:

  • Triggers
  • Conditions
  • Actions

Automation rules are sorted in order, which is a critical element since all automation rules will run from the lowest order number (for example, 1) to the highest (for example, 55), and they will run sequentially.

However, before we go into more detail about triggers, conditions, and actions, let’s familiarize ourselves with the graphical user interface (GUI) of Microsoft Sentinel automation rules and learn more about permissions.

Navigating the automation rule GUI

Microsoft Sentinel automation rules are located under the Automation tab in the Automation rules sub-menu. In this menu, we have the option to create an automation rule, edit an automation rule, enable or disable an automation rule...