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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 continued with hands-on examples and focused on how to manage incidents using automation.

In the first example, we used a playbook to close an incident when it contained a specific IP. This can be replicated with any piece of information that the incident contains, and we can use the incident title, the account, the host associated with the incident, and so on.

With the second example, we used the logic of example number one and expanded it with SOC analyst approval to auto-close the incident. This can be really important when we have multiple IPs for the same incident, as we don’t want to auto-close if some IPs are not on the allowed list.

The final example in this chapter used automation rules to auto-close incidents for a specific analytic rule with specific IPs, during a specific time range. This can be helpful when we are performing penetration testing and we don’t want to overload our SOC analysts, or if we are performing specific...