Security East 2015

New Orleans, LA | Fri, Jan 16 - Wed, Jan 21, 2015

What Malware? Hunting Command Line Activity

  • Chad Tilbury
  • Sunday, January 18th, 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.

We will show how incident responders are countering the command line threat via real-world examples. Learn to identify when it is in play, extract commands from memory and network packets, and see what is new on the horizon from Microsoft to make tracking command line 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.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Friday, January 16
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session- Welcome to SANS Paul Henry Friday, January 16th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Evolving Threats Paul A. Henry Friday, January 16th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Saturday, January 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Seth Misenar Saturday, January 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Enterprise PowerShell for Remote Security Assessment James Tarala Saturday, January 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, January 18
Session Speaker Time Type
What Malware? Hunting Command Line Activity Chad Tilbury Sunday, January 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Monday, January 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Gone in 60 Minutes: Have You Patched Your System Today? David Hoelzer Monday, January 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
That Is Where the Data Is! David Belangia- Master's Candidate Monday, January 19th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Tuesday, January 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Client Access is the Achilles' Heel of the Cloud Bryce Galbraith Tuesday, January 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night