Automation in security solutions has gained traction in the last 2-3 years and a SOAR solution is a prime example. SOAR stands for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response. Without a doubt, automation is the need of the hour for an organization’s cyber security and SOAR rightly helps your SOC by enabling the internal security team to focus on serious and important events or incidents, instead of going through a plethora of events with no or minimal risk.
Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) solution effectively deal with information security challenges and provide better defence against cyber threats. However, the organizations must be aware of important questions before deploying the SOAR solution. The following sections will take a deep dive to elaborate on these questions.
Is your CSIRT team facing too many security alerts? Is your SOC has various security products that are jumbled together? Are you worried about setting the sensitivity of each product? How a severity level should be assigned to each imminent incident? These questions are hard to answer by today’s security professionals. However, security orchestration plays a crucial role in helping experts to address these questions.
Threat hunting is the practice of iteratively and proactively hunting for threats or Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) that are launched by adversaries. Unlike traditional security systems such as antivirus program, firewalls, or SIEM, who use a reactive approach to threats, threat hunting utilizes a proactive approach to pursuing threats even before they compromise organization’s network or IT infrastructure.
Malware Analysis is the process whereby security teams such as Incident Response Handlers perform a detailed analysis of a given malware sample and then determine its purpose, functionality, and potential impact. Conducting malware analysis manually is a cumbersome and time-consuming process as it involves a lot of security professionals, resources, and budget.