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Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response for Security Analysts

By : Benjamin Kovacevic
Book Image

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

Monitoring automation rules and playbook health

Microsoft Sentinel automation has a native way of monitoring the health of automation rules and playbook triggers. This monitoring can be enabled from the Settings page of Microsoft Sentinel, under Health monitoring.

Figure 5.42 – Microsoft Sentinel – Health Monitoring configuration

We need to enable the Automation diagnostic settings and send them to the Log Analytics workspace where Microsoft Sentinel is enabled.

Figure 5.43 – The Automation Health monitoring configuration wizard

These diagnostic settings will be saved in the SentinelHealth table in Microsoft Sentinel so that we can query statuses using KQL.

A sample KQL query that you can use to get this data is as follows:

| where SentinelResourceType in ("Playbook", "Automation rule")

Figure 5.44 – Querying the SentinelHealth table in the Microsoft...