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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 playbooks

Playbooks are a list of actions that will be performed on the incident. They can include enrichment, response, remediation, and much more. To achieve this, Microsoft Sentinel utilizes a Microsoft Azure solution called Logic Apps – a platform used to create and run automated workflows. This platform uses low- or no-code and focuses more on visual design. However, those who prefer to code more can utilize coding mode as well. Because of this, it is common to hear people refer to Microsoft Sentinel playbooks as Logic Apps.

There are two different types of Logic Apps that Microsoft Sentinel supports:

  • Logic Apps Consumption: This is a single playbook that has only one workflow. It supports templates and custom connectors and is widely integrated into Microsoft Sentinel with template support. Logic Apps Consumption shares the same backend resources across different customer tenants. We will use the Logic Apps Consumption model in our hands-on examples...