QRadar Advisor with Watson

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Getting Started with QRadar Advisor with Watson

The total time required to complete this roadmap is 7h 15m.

This roadmap outlines fundamental courses intended for someone who works with IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson. These courses introduce you to cognitive analytics and the QRadar Advisor architecture and deployment models and help you to deploy QRadar Advisor into your overall QRadar environment.

Overview

Review the following courses to learn about QRadar Advisor concepts and architecture and how to use the cognitive analytics capabilities for your threat investigations.

Setup

Study the following courses to become familiar with the QRadar Advisor installation and how to configure and optimize the application for your deployment.

Investigation

In the following courses, you learn about various use cases and how QRadar Advisor can empower Security Analysts by reducing the time for investigations, and how it enriches the findings by using information discovered by Watson.

Onboarding guide for IBM Security QRadar Advisor with Watson

IBM Security QRadar Advisor with Watson (QRAW) can help drive significant improvements in your SOC operations. Installing, configuring, and tuning QRadar Advisor with Watson is simple. However, you need to ensure that you have both QRadar and QRadar Advisor with Watson set up and configured properly to deliver the objectives and outcomes you and your analysts desire.

Before you install QRadar Advisor with Watson, follow the guidance in this document to ensure that your QRadar is ready with the correct logs and instrumentation. QRadar Advisor with Watson can tap into accurate and comprehensive data to investigate any offense, asset, user, or user activity. QRadar Advisor with Watson can substantially improve analysts’ productivity, increase their effectiveness, and reduce the time and effort it takes to collect data and investigate offenses and users.

This document outlines a two-phased approach. Each phase has a checklist to ensure the proper deployment of QRadar Advisor with Watson in your environment. 

  • Phase 1: Preinstall and prepare QRadar (before you install QRadar Advisor with Watson)
  • Phase 2: Install and configure QRadar Advisor


SOC Integration guide for IBM Security QRadar Advisor with Watson

IBM Security QRadar Advisor with Watson (QRAW) can help drive significant improvements in your SOC operations. QRadar Advisor with Watson can tap into accurate and comprehensive data to investigate any offense, asset, user, or user activity. QRadar Advisor with Watson can substantially improve analysts’ productivity, increase their effectiveness, and reduce the time and effort it takes to collect data and investigate offenses and users. However, integrating the information and insights from QRAW into well-established SOC processes might not be straight forward.

The intent of this document is to give guidance on how QRAW can help analysts. It provides specific examples of how to integrate the data, information, and insights into current SOC operations. It assumes that your QRadar environment is tuned and that QRAW is configured properly.

 

The following topics are covered in this document:

  • Where does QRAW fit in the Threat Management process
  • Tier 1 analyst: Defines the typical role of a Tier 1 analyst and highlights specific ways that QRAW can assist them
  • Tier 2 analyst: Defines the typical role of a Tier 2 analyst and highlights specific ways that QRAW can assist them
  • Tier 3 analyst: Defines the typical role of a Tier 3 analyst and highlights specific ways that QRAW can assist them
  • Other features in QRAW you can use to improve SOC operations