Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) is a term coined by Gartner in 2019 to describe a category of cybersecurity solutions. Security, automation and response orchestration, or SOAR, are software solutions designed to help companies collect valuable data and perform various tens and actions to understand security threats from various sources and respond to incidents at all levels, often without human input. One of the key objectives of the SOAR is to improve the efficiency of digital and physical security operations.
SOAR is designed to allow organizations to collect security threats data and alerts from multiple sources. It can automatically identify and prioritize cybersecurity risks and respond to low-level security events.
When preparing to implement a SOAR platform, you must first talk to the stakeholders in your organization to understand the current processes and how effective they are. What is your existing infrastructure for IT and InfoSec? Do you have any tools for data enrichment?
Once you understand what tools you already have, you can map them to an incident response lifecycle—such as the one outlined by NIST 800-61r2 or CC-MA (CyberControl Maturity Assessment tool) and identify where your gaps are.
If you have no formal incident response program, implementing a SOAR solution, incident response platform, or any other major security tools can be challenging.