Mastering Threat Management: Automating Alert Triage to Reduce EDR False Positives - VMRay

Mastering Threat Management:
Automating Malware Alert Triage to Reduce EDR False Positives

Let’s explore how automating time-consuming alert triage can help reduce EDR false positives. Discover the art of effective security automation with the right analysis tool for reliable outcomes.

Automating the time and energy consuming task of alert triage and alert validation can save enormous times for SOC teams to focus on more strategic and critical tasks.


This course is designed to empower you with essential strategies and tools for automating malware alert triage and effectively mitigating EDR false positives. Across six comprehensive chapters, delve into the intricacies of modern cybersecurity challenges, ranging from analyst burnout to alert fatigue. Explore how integrating an advanced malware and phishing analysis solution can help boost the performance of your EDR, XDR, or SOAR deployments by simplifying processes and maximizing the value of your existing security stack.

As a highlight, the live demo showcases VMRay’s integrations in action, illustrating how automation enhances threat detection and response. Additionally, our FAQ section provides valuable insights into customizing integrations and professional services, ensuring a seamless implementation process.

Table of Contents

Section 1

Exploring the benefits and limitations of EDR and XDR

Delve into the potent advantages of EDR and XDR, unveiling their pivotal role in revolutionizing modern threat detection. Learn how these technologies enhance cybersecurity, from identifying zero-day threats to their evolving defense mechanisms.

In the second part, navigate the intricate landscape of false positives, understanding the challenges they pose and the resources they consume. Explore the delicate balance between innovation and limitation in the realm of EDR and XDR, gaining insights crucial for effective threat detection strategies.

Section 2

Insights from the SOC Frontlines: The cost of analyst burnout and alert fatigue

Exploring the complexities of modern cybersecurity challenges, Section 2 reveals the concealed impact of analyst burnout and the effects of alert fatigue.

In Chapter 3, we uncover the core reasons behind analyst burnout, shedding light on the critical role played by false positives and disparate tools. The stage is then set for Chapter 4, where we not only delve deeper into the realms of alert fatigue but also unveil a powerful practical tool to quantify the true cost of false positives. This section is a roadmap to understanding, addressing, and ultimately triumphing over one of the pressing issues of modern cybersecurity landscapes.

Section 3

Mastering Security Automation: Automating EDR Alert Validation and SOAR Investigation

Navigating the complexities of modern cybersecurity demands a multi-faceted approach. In Section 3, we delve into the dynamic realm of fine-tuning security operations. From enhancing EDR alert validation to seamlessly integrating with SOAR systems, this section equips you with insights and strategies to optimize threat response. Unmask the hidden challenges of false positives and explore the orchestration of tools that empower your security teams. By bridging the gap between alert validation and investigation, this section empowers you to orchestrate a symphony of technologies that safeguard your digital landscape.

Section 4

Frequently Asked Questions about Automating Alert Validation and Triage

Your Burning Questions Answered

As you delve into the intricate world of modern cybersecurity and the remarkable solutions that VMRay offers, you might find yourself with questions that go beyond the conventional. In this special FAQ chapter, we address some of the most pressing queries raised by security teams and decision-makers like you. Discover insights into the seamless integration of VMRay’s advanced capabilities with your existing tools, the comprehensive professional services that pave the way for simplified deployment, and the strategic advantages that come with harnessing the potential of our solutions.

Whether you’re curious about automating triage and enrichment, exploring integrations, or easing deployment, this chapter offers a glimpse into how VMRay’s holistic approach simplifies and elevates your cybersecurity journey.

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Further resources



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Analysis of a malicious file

Join Fatih Akar from the VMRay team as he provides a detailed walkthrough of a malicious LNK file, a prevalent attack vector since Microsoft’s Office macros block.

Gain valuable insights into each tab of our comprehensive analysis report and get a sneak peek into what you’ll be exploring.

Analysis of a malicious URL

Join Andrey Voitenko, an expert in advanced malware and phishing analysis from the VMRay team, as he demonstrates how to submit emails and URLs to the VMRay platform using built-in connectors.

Discover the capabilities of our new Automation Dashboard, enabling one-click automation with your existing EDR, SOAR, SIEM, and TIP tools. Monitor analysis data seamlessly from your VMRay dashboard and unlock new levels of efficiency in your security operations.

Integrating with existing tools

Watch Michael Bourton showcasing the seamless integration of VMRay platform with your existing security stacks.

Discover how effortlessly you can leverage unparalleled detection and analysis capabilities by utilizing dedicated connectors or our Rest API.

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Explore Real-world Malware Analysis Reports

Get a firsthand look at the power and capabilities of the VMRay platform by delving into our sample malware and phishing analysis reports.

Immerse yourself in a range of report formats, providing comprehensive insights.

Dive into the overview, explore intricate network connections, analyze malicious behavior in detail, and map threats using the MITRE ATT&CK Framework. See the possibilities to download clear IOCs.

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