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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

Enriching Incidents Using Automation

In the previous chapter, we introduced Microsoft Sentinel automation and its main elements, permissions, and building blocks.

In this chapter, we will work through some hands-on examples. But first, we will guide you on how to enable Microsoft Sentinel to perform these exercises on your own, then we will go through our two hands-on examples – the enrichment of incidents with IP and URL details.

This chapter will go through the following topics:

  • Why should you use automation for incident enrichment?
  • Creating your own Microsoft Sentinel trail
  • VirusTotal playbook – IP enrichment
  • VirusTotal playbook – URL enrichment