The role of SOAR for MSSP

Role of Soar for Managed Service Security Provider (MSSP)

Introduction

In the world of digital warfare, internet security has become a daunting task. Cybersecurity threats and attacks; even state-sponsored cyber-attacks are to the fore. Therefore, achieving effective cybersecurity without a few knowledgeable security practitioners and sophisticated toolset is out of the question. We should not depend so much on many security analysts in the age of automation and orchestration.

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Automated Incident Response with SOAR

Introduction

Cybersecurity incidents are the norm of the day. No organization has impunity. When a cybersecurity incident occurs, incident responders have to immediately respond to contain the incident and mitigate the damage. To this end, they have to execute the Incident Response Processes (IRP). Doing it manually is expensive and time-consuming and also less effective if your organization is facing too many incidents on a weekly or monthly basis.

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What is Security Case Management?

A Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) platform enables your security team to focus on high-priority security events while the low-priority events are automatically dealt with. A SOAR platform helps in decreasing the response time while increasing the overall efficiency. Orchestration, Automation, and Response are three components of a SOAR platform that allow an organization to manage incidents comprehensively, automate repetitive alerts, streamline and collaborative for incident investigations, better defense against threats, and high return on investment (ROI).

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The Outcomes of SIEM and SOAR in 2019 (Part 2)

SIEM and SOAR Integration Capabilities in 2019

Integration is one of the most critical features that every security product should have. But, unfortunately, this is not a case when it comes to too many traditional security tools. The organizations that were using SIEM with having integration capability remained secure to a large extent. For example, an effective SIEM can inject Threat Intelligence Feeds (TIF) from multiple different sources. Using this feature, security professionals working in a Security Operation Center (SOC) don’t need to work on multiple consoles to deal with various security tools. Instead, the integrated SIEM will provide a single console to operate all tools collectively. As per the Gartner, SIEM is the most wanted tool that provides inputs to the SOAR solution. Therefore, their integration is important.

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The Outcomes of SIEM and SOAR in 2019 (Part 1)

Like the previous years, 2019 also witnessed the surge in data breaches and cyber-attacks. However, organizations having SIEM or/and SOAR system in place were better than those using traditional security tools. The cyber-attacks in 2019 were mostly related to financial crimes, supply chain attacks, phishing exploits, state-sponsored attacks, Grid attacks, health sector attacks, and attacks on IoT devices. Cybersecurity skills shortage was also one of the major concerns in 2019.

In this first part of the article, we will take a look at how SIEM and SOAR tools were helping organizations in 2019 to get rid of cyber-attacks.

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