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.
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.
Pick up any industry and you will realize that every one has gone through an evolution – from being entirely dependent on humans to being now run majorly by machines and automated processes. There comes a point, for every industry, where in order to function efficiently and effectively operate, automation becomes a necessity. In the case of cyber security, this necessity is driven by exponentially increasing complexity of threats, volume of data being recorded, financial limitations, personnel requirements, and other resource constraints. Supply chain, human resources, finances & accounting, manufacturing, IT, etc. are some of the industries that have already been influenced by the wave of automation.
In the world of globalization, technology is being capitalized in every walk of life. People are transforming their routine works into machine-based automated tasks. The same is happening in the case of cybersecurity.
As per Gartner definition, SOAR is the set of technologies that allow enterprises to collect security threats’ alerts and data from multiple sources, and then perform incident analysis and remediation process by using both human skills and machine power together to help in defining, prioritizing, and driving standardized incident response activities in accordance with a standard workflow. The SOAR tools enable companies to describe incident analysis and response procedures, also known as “Plays” in a Security Operations Playbook, in a digital workflow format.