Boston 2013

Boston, MA | Mon, Aug 5 - Sat, Aug 10, 2013

An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments

  • James Tarala
  • Thursday, August 8th, 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.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, August 5
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, August 5th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Delivering Situational Awareness - Putting the Critical Security Controls to Work Brian Mehlman , Senior Director of Product Management, EiQ Networks Monday, August 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, August 5th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, August 6th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Free the User | Contain the Threat PJ Bihuniak, Director of Sales, Invincea Tuesday, August 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, August 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, August 6th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
GIAC Program Overview Jeff Frisk Tuesday, August 6th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Certifiably Certifiable Seth Misenar Tuesday, August 6th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 7
Session Speaker Time Type
Cloud IR & Forensics Paul A. Henry Wednesday, August 7th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Understanding Media's Impact on Our Organization Richard Porter Wednesday, August 7th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 8
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS Technology Institute Open House Stephen Northcutt Thursday, August 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments James Tarala Thursday, August 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
You Can Panic Now. Host Protection is (Mostly) Dead Rob Lee Thursday, August 8th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night