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...