So you’ve finally decided to make the leap and adopt SOAR tools into your SOC. Maybe you’ve even narrowed your SOAR solutions down to a few choices.

With SOAR being a relatively new and exciting cybersecurity option for organizations, both big and small, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the potential benefits. And this is perfectly understandable. One quick look on the internet will pull up all sorts of different articles about how SOAR is the future of cybersecurity and that all organizations should adopt SOAR tools without hesitation or question.

However, this makes it more critical than ever to make sure that you’re well-educated about what SOAR tools can do for you and, more importantly, can’t do for you.

The process of implementing SOAR tools can be filled with potential pitfalls that you need to avoid at all costs. When you’re just starting out with your research and implementation of a SOAR platform, knowledge of these pitfalls can be elusive.

Thankfully, we’ve prepared a webcast to help set the record straight when it comes to SOAR platforms.

So what information can you expect from this webcast, exactly?

SOAR Myths

With SOAR platforms, there are many different narratives being pushed about what SOAR platforms can and can’t do.

During this webcast, you’ll learn about the different myths associated with SOAR tools, such as:

  • SOAR is all about automated response to threat actors. This is truly only half the battle and is blatantly ignoring the security and orchestration aspects of SOAR.
  • SOAR is a replacement for security teams. SOAR tools are all about making sure machines are doing what machines do best, and humans are doing what they do best. SOAR will help replace a lot of the repetitive and monotonous tasks despised by security teams.
  • SOAR will stop attacks in real-time. It can, however, management of many other cyberattacks will rely on other forms of security.

These are a few of the common misconceptions related to SOAR platforms and tools. Our webcast aims to debunk many of these myths and provide the truth.

Laying Groundwork Before Implementing a SOAR Solution

Before implementing SOAR tools, companies must first implement a baseline of security controls. An automated response system becomes far more difficult to design without a context of normalcy.

This is where our term “FISC” comes in.

FISC stands for “fundamental implementation of security controls.” Some of these fundamentals that need to addressed include:

  • Open firewall ports
  • Endpoint updates
  • Patch management
  • Data and asset classification

For organizations that haven’t taken care of these fundamentals, our webcast can help.

Real-World Examples of Ineffective SOAR Usage

Sprinkled throughout our webcast, you’ll find some real issues faced by real clients as an example of what can happen when companies ignore certain SOAR pitfalls.

Remember: These aren’t potential “what-ifs.” These are real examples to help educate potential SOAR users on what to avoid and the steps to take beforehand to help prevent them.

Elements of Proper SOAR Usage

When talking about SOAR tools, an example of good SOAR can be a great baseline to help people get started on the right path.

Starting with acquiring accurate signals and ending with proper automated or manual response, our webcast will demonstrate an example of the right path to take when trying to use SOAR tools in the most effective way.

 

Summary

StratoZen takes pride in educating the public on different aspects of the cybersecurity world, and with SOAR platforms being a common point of contention, it’s important to us that the record is set straight.

After watching this webcast, you should be armed with much of the knowledge needed to properly implement a SOAR solution and avoid many of the problematic pitfalls that may present themselves.

Have any more questions? Feel free to reach out to us. We’re happy to help.

Click here to watch the recorded version of our webcast.