Security Orchestration & Automation Simplified – Prashasth Baliga – ESW #272



Due to the high influx of security incidents and limited resources available, conducting incident response is an enormous task for all organizations, large or small. This necessitates the use of security automation, in which we would require a single centralized platform that connects to all other security technologies in order to effectively address incidents in a short period of time. SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response) functions similarly to an orchestrator, but instead of controlling and conducting multiple individuals playing various instruments, SOAR manipulates a variety of tools to produce a more streamlined and fluent incident response process. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

Security Orchestration & Automation Simplified

Guests

Prashasth Baliga

Prashasth Baliga – Senior Security Consultant (Customer Success Engineer) at Palo Alto Networks

@prashasthbaliga

As a senior security consultant, my area of work is mostly focussed in the area of security automation. Programming and security is something I am extremely passionate about and as a result, I started automating various VAPT tools to provide a seemless testing process for the security testers.

I gradually moved towards automating SOC wherein I have worked extensively in SIEM and SOAR technologies. After several years of handson experience, I have now started focussing on providing consultation as a customer success engineer wherein I work as an SME for the SOAR products.

Hosts

Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria – Director of Product Management at Tenchi Security

@sawaba

Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Katie Teitler

Katie Teitler – Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Axonius

@Katherinert15

Katie Teitler is a cybersecurity content creator. In her current role with Axonius, she is part of the product marketing team, helping audiences understand the value proposition of cyber asset management as it pertains to risk reduction. In past roles, Katie was an industry analyst, research director, content marketer, and freelance author, and managed content and speakers for InfoSec World, now a flagship offering of the Cyber Risk Alliance.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely – Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

@lelandneely

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

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