An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments
- James Tarala
- Tuesday, January 21st, 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. Not only can administrators completely administer and audit 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 these 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.
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