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Standardize SOC processes using response templates


Many SOC teams struggle with detection, investigation, and response when they are spread across siloed tools, while security insights are diffused across interfaces, making it difficult to achieve intelligent situational awareness. Furthermore, many SOC procedures and data are scattered across different systems, meaning your team doesn’t know what processes to follow when investigating and responding to basic and advanced attacks. A lack of standardized response templates introduces variations in quality and accuracy that can impede consistent responses to threats.

What are the benefits of standardizing SOC processes using response templates?

Using response templates within Splunk Mission Control allows SOC teams to provide a standard response process for unique threat scenarios or prevalent attack patterns, making the basic response processes automatic for simple alerts.

What are standardized response template best practices?

  • Codify workflows: Standardized response templates in Splunk Mission Control help codify workflows by translating intricate security procedures into systematic, step-by-step processes, ensuring consistency and clarity in the execution of SOC tasks.
  • Use pre-built response templates: The inclusion of pre-built response templates streamlines SOC operations, offering predefined, best-practice responses to common threat scenarios, reducing the response time and enhancing the efficiency of security teams.
  • Use pre-built templates for specific security use cases: Pre-built templates in Splunk Mission Control for various security use cases empower SOC teams by providing tailored responses to specific threats, ensuring a focused and effective reaction to diverse cybersecurity incidents.
  • Customize templates: The ability to customize templates allows SOC teams to adapt and refine response strategies based on their unique environment, ensuring flexibility and agility in addressing evolving security challenges with precision and relevance.

How does Splunk Mission Control use standardized response templates?

Watch the following video to see a demonstration of using Splunk Mission Control to investigate and respond to a PowerShell threat.

What standardized response template processes can I put in place?    

These additional resources will help you implement this guidance: