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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

Creating your own Microsoft Sentinel trail

Before we start with hands-on examples, let’s first go through the process to get access to Microsoft Sentinel. First, we need to create a Microsoft Azure account, as Microsoft Sentinel is a Microsoft Azure service:

  1. To create a free Microsoft Azure account, please visit

When you enable Microsoft Azure, you get certain benefits for the first 12 months plus USD 200 credit for 30 days, which you can utilize to test certain Microsoft Azure services – in this case, Microsoft Sentinel.

  1. Once you get access to Microsoft Azure, open the Microsoft Azure portal:
  2. In the search field, search for Microsoft Sentinel, and from the search results, choose Microsoft Sentinel, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 6.1 – Search for Microsoft Sentinel in the Microsoft Azure portal

  1. In the next window, select...