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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 started with our hands-on examples. We focused on the enrichment of incidents so that we could speed up MTTA and MTTR in Microsoft Sentinel. We introduced how to access a trial of Microsoft Sentinel, continued with step-by-step playbook creation, and finished with an example of how to test our playbooks. We used two enrichment methods – IP and URL enrichment – and two different playbook triggers – alert and incident triggers.

In our second hands-on example, we went through the step-by-step process of creating a playbook while investigating each action and its output to plan what to utilize in the next action. This is important, especially when dealing with new actions, and we need to figure out what kind of information each piece of dynamic content contains.

In the next chapter, we will focus more on incident management automation, which will involve the expansion of the playbooks we created in the first and second examples, and...