Book Image

Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response for Security Analysts

By : Benjamin Kovacevic
Book Image

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

Managing Incidents with Automation

In the previous chapter, we introduced how to use Microsoft Sentinel and then moved on to hands-on examples.

The first hands-on example involved enriching an incident that contained an IP address with information from VirusTotal. We used an alert trigger and went step by step from there, from creating a playbook to testing it.

The second example used URL enrichment, and we used a different approach to the IP enrichment example. We used an incident trigger for our playbook and went step by step through the usual process of creating the playbook.

This chapter will focus on how to manage incidents by utilizing automation.

This chapter will cover the following:

  • Auto-closing known false-positive incidents using a watchlist
  • Closing an incident based on SOC analyst input
  • Auto-closing incidents using automation rules