3-part series: PowerShell for Audit, Compliance and Security Automation and Visualization Part 1: Introduction to Automation with PowerShell

  • Thursday, 07 Jan 2021 10:30AM EST (07 Jan 2021 15:30 UTC)
  • Speaker: Clay Risenhoover

As the velocity of IT operations increases, automation is becoming critical for auditors and compliance professionals. In this session, we will cover the basics of using PowerShell for common infosec, compliance and audit tasks. We will make heavy use of demonstrations to explore the object-oriented nature of the shell, important commands for getting help, and how to select, sort, filter and transform results from native Windows tools. We will compare the Windows and Core versions of PowerShell and discuss when it may be appropriate to use PowerShell on non-Windows systems.


  • Foundational PowerShell commands
  • Getting help
  • Extracting system and domain data for analysis
  • Selecting, sorting, formatting and saving data
  • Exporting results in common structured formats

Part 2: Audit and Compliance Data Acquisition with PowerShell

Part 3: Beyond CSVs – Visualization Using PowerShell, Excel, and Grafana