QRadar SIEM

QRadar SIEM Courses:

How to perform Server Discovery and manage Host Definition Building Blocks in QRadar
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The server discovery function uses the Asset Profile database to discover different server types that are based on port definitions. Then, you can select the servers to add to a server-type building block for rules. 

The server discovery function is based on server-type building blocks. Ports are used to define the server type. Thus, the server-type building block works as a port-based filter when you search the Asset Profile database.

Using properly defined servers and host definition building blocks will allow for improved QRadar tuning, and to avoid false positives.

In this video, you learn how to perform server discovery and manage host definition building blocks.


How to update the QRadar network hierarchy to prevent false positive offenses
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IBM QRadar SIEM alerts to suspicious activity by creating offenses. An offense contains and links to information helpful to investigate it, such as events, flows, and asset profiles. Many offenses turn out to be false positives, and some false positives can be prevented by properly tuning the QRadar configuration.

The QRadar network hierarchy can cause false positives if it does not completely reflect which IP address ranges are local.

In this video, you learn how to change the network hierarchy based on the conclusion that an offense is a false positive.


User Management: How to manage security profiles in QRadar
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Security profiles define the networks, log sources, and domains that a user can access. QRadar includes one default security profile for administrative users. The Admin security profile includes access to all networks, log sources, and domains. Before you add new user accounts, you must create more security profiles to meet the specific access requirements of your organization. In this video, you learn about security profiles and how to manage them in QRadar.

User Management: How to manage user roles in QRadar
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A user role defines the functions that a user can access in IBM QRadar. During the installation, two default user roles are defined Admin and All. Before you add user accounts, you must create the user roles to meet the permission requirements of your users. In this course you learn about user roles and how to manage them in QRadar.

How to view a QRadar SIEM backup archive
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You can back up and recover IBM® Security QRadar® configuration information and data by using the backup and recovery feature to back up your event and flow data.

How to replace the SSL certificates in QRadar Versions 7.2 and 7.3
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The script that is used to install SSL certificates in QRadar has changed with the introduction of Version 7.3.

This video demonstrates how to replace the SSL certificate in QRadar Versions 7.2 and 7.3.

How to configure QRadar to ingest Splunk event logs
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The IBM QRadar App For Splunk Data Forwarding allows you to forward events from your Splunk Deployment to QRadar. Simply enter the IP of your Splunk instance, discover what data your Splunk instance is collecting, and then point and click to start forwarding your data to QRadar, enabling more security use cases. The app works with both the universal forwarder and heavy forwarder.

This video explains how you configure QRadar SIEM to ingest event logs from a deployed Splunk instance.

How to import a QRadar SIEM backup archive
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Importing a backup archive is useful if you want to restore a backup archive that was created on another IBM Security QRadar host.

How to troubleshoot a QRadar WinCollect installation
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When you install a QRadar WinCollect managed agent, you can run into either an authentication or a communication problem. In this video you learn how to troubleshoot this type of situation.

How to send Linux logs to QRadar
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In this video, you learn how to configure a Linux system to send syslog information to QRadar.

How to troubleshoot expensive rules in QRadar
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This video provides information for troubleshooting expensive rules in QRadar. The topics in this video include the following:

  • Diagnose the problem by checking log files
  • Calculate the threshold
  • Is this custom rule expensive?
  • Performance degradation


How to create an on-demand configuration backup archive
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By default, IBM® Security QRadar® creates a backup archive of your configuration information daily at midnight. The backup archive includes your configuration information, data, or both from the previous day. You can customize this nightly backup and create an on-demand configuration backup, as required.

How to translate a QRadar saved search into an AQL statement
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In this video, you learn how to translate a saved search from either the Log or Network activity tab into an AQL (Ariel Query Language) search string, which can be copied to the clipboard.

How to enable and disable TLS communication options for QRadar WinCollect
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WinCollect 7.2.5 enables TLS v1.2 communication from the agent. However, network scans will show QRadar vulnerabilities due to listening and accepting for older TLS connections from WinCollect Agents. This server-side Console procedure informs administrators how to disable older TLS protocol options.

How to identify a missing backup file in QRadar
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You can back up and recover IBM QRadar configuration information as well as event and flow data by using the backup and recovery feature.  This video demonstrates how you can identify a missing backup file in QRadar 7.3.2.

How to schedule a nightly QRadar SIEM backup
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By default, IBM® Security QRadar® creates a backup archive of your configuration information daily at midnight. The backup archive includes your configuration information, data, or both from the previous day. You can customize this nightly backup and create an on-demand configuration backup, as required.

User Management: How to manage users in QRadar
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The user account defines the unique user name that is used to log in to QRadar. It specifies, which user role, security profile, and tenant assignments the user is assigned to. When you initially configure your system, you must create user accounts for each person who requires access to QRadar. In this course, you learn about users and how to manage them in QRadar.

How to perform bulk editing with the QRadar Log Source Management App
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QRadar Log Source management can be very time consuming, especially if you have to manage a large number of log sources. By using the QRadar Log Source Management App bulk editing capabilities, you can save a substantial amount of time. In this video, we explain and demonstrate how you can best utilize bulk editing when you have to apply changes to many log sources at one time.

How to configure a Microsoft Security Event Log over MSRPC Log Source in QRadar
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The Microsoft Security Event Log over MSRPC protocol is a possible configuration for QRadar to collect Windows events without the need of a local agent on the Windows host. The protocol leverages Microsoft's implementation of DCE/RPC, which is commonly referred to as MSRPC. The MSRPC protocols offers agentless, encrypted event collecting that provides higher event rates than the default "Microsoft Windows Security Event Log" protocol, which uses WMI/DCOM for event collection.

This video demonstrates how to configure a Microsoft Security Event Log over MSRPC Log Source.

How to configure a new QRadar TLS Syslog Log Source
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This video explains how to configure a new TLS Syslog log source in IBM QRadar.

How to protect sensitive data by domain in QRadar
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Configure a data obfuscation profile to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive or personally identifiable information in QRadar 7.3.2. Data obfuscation is the process of strategically hiding data from QRadar users. You can hide custom properties, normalized properties, such as user names, or you can hide the content of a payload, such as credit card or social security numbers.