Preparing for PowerShellmageddon â Investigating Windows Command Line Activity
- Chad Tilbury
- Wednesday, February 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
There is a reason hackers use the command line, and it isn't to impress you with their prowess. Throughout the history of Windows, the command line has left far fewer forensic artifacts than equivalent operations via the GUI. To make matters worse, the transition to Windows 7 and 8 has spread PowerShell throughout the enterprise. While it makes our lives easier as defenders, it does the same for our adversaries. Every time you marvel at the capabilities of PowerShell, you should fear how your adversaries may use that power against you.
This talk will demonstrate how incident responders are countering the command line threat with real-world examples. Learn to identify when it is in play, extract command history, and see what is new on the horizon from Microsoft to make tracking command line and PowerShell activity easier.
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|General Session - Welcome to SANS||Rob Lee||Monday, February 23rd, 8:15am - 8:45am||Special Events|
|DFIReception - Forensicators Unite!||—||Monday, February 23rd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Reception|
|Rapid Response and Data Collection -- Triaging for The Real World||Rob Lee||Monday, February 23rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm||Keynote|
|Network Forensics: The Final Frontier (Until the Next One)||Philip Hagen||Tuesday, February 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|When Macs Get Hacked||Sarah Edwards||Tuesday, February 24th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Women in Technology Meet and Greet||—||Wednesday, February 25th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Reception|
|Preparing for PowerShellmageddon â Investigating Windows Command Line Activity||Chad Tilbury||Wednesday, February 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Power-up Your Malware Analysis with Forensics||Anuj Soni||Wednesday, February 25th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|