What is an Incident Response Playbook

What is an Incident Response Playbook?

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.

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How SOAR helps a Security Operations Centre?

In the previous post, we discussed the basics of SOAR – Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response and how it is becoming a must-have for businesses across the globe. In this post, we will continue our discussion with how an SOAR solution can help an SOC in improvising its operations. Our experts have identified the following ways in which an SOAR solution proves to be beneficial for a business –

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Security Orchestration, Automation, And Response (SOAR) Overview

Definition

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.

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