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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

VirusTotal playbook – URL enrichment

In our second hands-on example, we will go through the process of creating a playbook that will utilize incident triggers, and we will run it on an incident that has an URL as an entity. This will help SOC analysts quickly get URL enrichment information and make faster decisions about how to proceed further with the investigation.

Before we begin, you will need the following:

  • You need to have access to Microsoft Sentinel with appropriate permissions (Microsoft Sentinel Contributor, Logic App Contributor, and permission to assign RBAC controls – Owner or User Access Administrator).
  • You need to have an authenticated VirusTotal Logic App connector (the one we created in the VirusTotal playbook – IP enrichment section). If you didn’t perform the previous hands-on example, return to it for instructions on how to get the API key from VirusTotal.

Creating a playbook

In the first hands-on example, we...