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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


In this chapter, we dug deep into Microsoft Sentinel automation and dissected each element. First, we focused on automation rules and their main elements – triggers, conditions, and actions – and how they define automation rule runs. We also covered permissions and ways to create automation rules. Then, we moved on to the topic of playbooks, where we focused on their main elements – triggers, actions, and dynamic content – as well as underlying information such as connectors, permissions, and authentication methods.

At the end of this chapter, we focused on the critical topic of automation health and how to monitor it using Microsoft Sentinel functionalities.

In the next chapter, we will begin our hands-on examples. We will focus on enriching incidents so that we can speed up MTTA and MTTR in Microsoft Sentinel.