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What’s New: Azure Sentinel Update Watchlist UI Enhancements

 URL: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sentinel/what-s-new-azure-sentinel-update-watchlist-ui-enhancements/ba-p/2451476

Published On  06/16/2021
Overview:

This blog post is a collaboration between @Cristhofer Munoz and @JulianGonzalez 

 

This installment is part of a broader series to keep you up to date with the latest features/enhancements in Azure Sentinel. The installments will be bite-sized to enable you to easily digest the new content.

 

Introduction

 

Security operations (SecOps) teams need to be equipped with the tools that empower them to efficiently detect, investigate, and respond to threats across your enterprise. Azure Sentinel watchlists empower organizations to shorten investigation cycles and enable rapid threat remediation by providing the ability to collect external data sources for correlation with security events. Additionally, correlations and analytics help SecOps stay appraised of bad actors and compromised entities across the environment. Incorporating external data and performing correlation across analytics allows security teams to get a better view of their entire infrastructure and take steps to reduce risk.

 

Due to evolving and constant change in the cybersecurity landscape that we live in, it is very challenging for SecOps to stay appraised of new indicators of compromise.

 

Azure Sentinel Watchlists provides the ability to  quickly import IP addresses, file hashes, etc. from csv files into your Azure Sentinel workspace.  Then utilize the watchlist name/value pairs for joining and filtering for use in alert rules, threat hunting, workbooks, notebooks and for general queries.

 

Due to the constant change, security analysts need the flexibility to update watchlists to stay ahead. With that in mind,  we are super excited to announce the Azure Sentinel Watchlist  enhancements that empower security analysts to drive efficiency by enabling the ability to update or add items to a watchlist using an intuitive user interface.

 

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For additional use case examples, please refer to these relevant blog posts:

 

Utilize Watchlists to Drive Efficiency during Azure Sentinel Investigations:

Utilize Watchlists to Drive Efficiency During Azure Sentinel Investigations - Microsoft Tech Community

 

Playbooks & Watchlists Part 1: Inform the subscription owner

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sentinel/playbooks-amp-watchlists-part-1-inform-the-sub...

 

Playbooks & Watchlists Part 2: Automate incident response

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sentinel/playbooks-amp-watchlists-part-2-automate-incid...

 

Please refer to our public documentation for other additional details. 

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Watchlist Updating Functionality

 

The new watchlist UI encompasses the following functionality:

- Add new watchlist items or update existing watchlist items.

- Select and update multiple watchlist items at once via an Excel-like grid.

- Add/remove columns from the watchlist update UI view for better usability.

 

How to update watchlist

From the Azure portal, navigate to Azure Sentinel > Configuration > Watchlist

 

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Select a Watchlist, then select Edit Watchlist Items

 

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Select > Add New, update watchlist parameters\

 

Get started today!

 

We encourage you to try out the new Wachlist update UI enhancement to drive efficiency across your data correlation.

 

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