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DFIR Monterey 2015

Monterey, CA | Mon, Feb 23 - Sat, Feb 28, 2015
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Preparing for PowerShellmageddon 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.


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, February 23
Session Speaker Time Type
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
Tuesday, February 24
Session Speaker Time Type
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
Wednesday, February 25
Session Speaker Time Type
Women in Technology Meet and Greet Wednesday, February 25th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Reception
Preparing for PowerShellmageddon 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