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What is SOAR?

Security Orchestration and Automation Response Services (SOAR)

Security automation can be considered a simple process that uses software to automate a small number of tasks. We use software to integrate security processes, infrastructure and applications to reduce human input.

It is considered a subset of orchestration that allows your security, IT, and development teams to deliver secure software at scale. Security automation makes time-intensive processes more efficient and lets your organisation automate repetitive tasks on-site and within your cloud.

Benefits of Security Automation

Security automation can offer benefits such as:

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  • Correlate, centralise, and enrich security data while putting the data into context.
  • Automate time-consuming manual security tasks and workflows.
  • Improve your organisation’s security operations and reporting making them more efficient and consistent.
  • Accelerate incident detection, identification, mapping, eradication and remediation.
  • Integrate organisational policies, processes, applications and infrastructure.
  • Free up security teams and developers to perform more complex tasks.
  • Add intelligence to threat detection to trigger security notifications according to recognised security threats.
  • Prioritise threat notifications to reduce security alerts that can overwhelm security teams.
  • Automate remediation responses to minimise manual intervention.
  • Automatically track and report security incidents to enable security teams to develop effective security policies.
  • Scan security tools or define actions that trigger automatic scans of applications and organisational systems.
  • Prevent the loss of historical data and examine how your business’s security posture has evolved.

Security and Automation

Most organisations try to minimise the number of threats they face by eliminating vulnerabilities.

Cyber security automation will allow you to identify known attack methods and stay ahead of cybercriminals. Mindfire can use security automation to manage some of the more critical or tedious aspects of your organisation’s security infrastructure. These security processes offer the most benefit when automated:

Monitoring and detection

Monitoring tools provide visibility into your business's security posture and IT environment. This means they must constantly provide information at scale and use vulnerability databases to monitor open-source code. These activities need to direct security teams and notify them of detected threats and new vulnerabilities.

Threat investigation

After a threat is detected, security teams need to know what parts of your network have been affected. What is the level of damage? An automation system can perform this forensic investigation in less time than manual investigations and provide more accurate results. The automation service providers, such as Mindfire, will provide guidance on the remediation procedure that needs to be performed.

Incident response

Usually, security teams must respond as soon as possible after a threat is detected. Security automation can take the urgency out of IT teams’ responses by promptly reacting. Automation tools can remove malware, install patches, make upgrades, or deactivate a harmful service without human intervention.

Permission management

User-related tasks can be daunting, going into the hundreds depending on the size of your organisation and its functions. When you add, remove, or modify users. Automated security systems can save you time and valuable resources by performing escalation or de-escalation tasks and investigating user statuses.

Ensure business continuity

Your systems and data must remain operational even after an attack to ensure business continuity. The system often has to be taken offline with manual security incident responses, meaning your business is barely functional. Security automation, however, can apply IP-blocking rules during an attack and let you use other IP addresses. It can also ensure critical data is still available by replicating critical server instances.

What is Security Orchestration

Cybersecurity orchestration is a well-known cybersecurity process that:

  • Connects multiple security tools and works to improve incident response times.
  • Integrates security and non-security tools to ingest and analyse data from incident and threat response platforms.
  • Allows our security experts to implement defences using internal and external resources.
  • Streamlines security processes to ensure effective cybersecurity automation
  • Coordinates the flow of data and tasks into a repeatable automatable workflow
  • Allows organisations to take full advantage of people, processes and tools by leveraging and connecting systems, tools and processes.
  • Helps security operation centres (SOCs) avoid manual, repetitive tasks and make quick, informed decisions.
  • Reduces the risk of human error when investigating and identifying cyberattacks

Why implement SOAR?

By implementing a security orchestration system with Mindfire, your organisation can take advantage of various benefits, including:

Connecting and streamlining IT security processes. This will help your security team effectively manage and analyse security systems.

Detecting and responding to threats promptly through an automated investigation process.

Collating and correlating crucial incident data to find patterns in suspicious activities and create actionable response strategies.

Automation of malware analysis and threat hunting

Vulnerability management and response to phishing attempts

Automatic patching, bug detection and vulnerability detection.

Differences Between Security Automation vs Security Orchestration

Although they perform many overlapping tasks, a security orchestration system and a security automation system have different objectives. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but the service orchestration and automation platform differ in a number of ways - namely:

Benefits of Combining Security Automation and Security Orchestration

Having a centralised, intuitive orchestration and automation platform decreases the need for human intervention. These concepts are often referred to as SOAR (security orchestration, automation and response).

  • Efficient and effective use of organisational assets.
  • Increased productivity as a result of automated and orchestrated tasks.
  • Reduced work overload for security analysts and experts due to alert and task overloads.
  • Standardisation of security activities, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
  • Combining alerts from different sources into a comprehensive list allowing security teams to analyse and manage them.
  • Prompt incident response to minimise the impact of cyber breaches.
  • Integration of cybersecurity tools such as:
    1. Email security
    2. IT and infrastructure
    3. Threat intelligence
    4. SIEM and log management
    5. Cloud security
    6. Identity and access management
  • Simplifies reporting and allows cybersecurity analysts to schedule automatic reports and gain access at any time.

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