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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

Automated false-positive incident closure with a watchlist

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)

Creating a playbook

In this example, we will auto-close an incident automatically when the incident is created and when the IP address is an approved internal IP in a watchlist.

Let’s use the same strategy we used with our hands-on example in the previous chapter. First, we will list what we want to do and then do it step by step:

  1. We need a watchlist that contains an IP address. We have one called MaliciousIP, created in Exercise 1 in the previous chapter. You should create a new watchlist called AllowedIP and use the same IP.
  2. We will need a detection rule with an IP address. We created one in Exercise 1 in the previous chapter...