Baltimore 2013

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Oct 14 - Sat, Oct 19, 2013

An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments

  • James Tarala
  • Tuesday, October 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

With the increased need for automation in operating systems, every platform now provides a native environment for automating repetitive tasks via scripts. Since 2007, Microsoft has gone "all in" with their PowerShell scripting environment, providing access to every facet of the Microsoft Windows operating system and services via a scriptable interface. Administrators can completely administer and audit not only an operating system from this shell, but most all Microsoft services, such as Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint services as well. In this presentation James Tarala of Enclave Security will introduce students to using PowerShell scripts for assessing the security of the Microsoft services. Auditors, system administrators, penetration testers, and others will all learn practical techniques for using PowerShell to assess and secure these vital Windows services.

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
Monday, October 14
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 14th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 14th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 15
Session Speaker Time Type
An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments James Tarala Tuesday, October 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Security Impact of IPv6 Johannes Ullrich Tuesday, October 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, October 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Hacking as an Act of War G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, October 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Introducing the CompTIA CASP Exam Seth Misenar Wednesday, October 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Detecting Compromised Hosts Using OHIDS Tom Webb Wednesday, October 16th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Special Events
Thursday, October 17
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, October 17th, 7:15pm - 7:45pm Special Events
Tales from the Crypt: TrueCrypt Analysis Hal Pomeranz, Deer Run Associates Thursday, October 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, October 17th, 7:45pm - 8:15pm Special Events