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3-part series: PowerShell for Audit, Compliance and Security Automation and Visualization Part 2: Audit and Compliance Data Acquisition with PowerShell

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST (2021-01-14 15:30:00 UTC)
  • Clay Risenhoover

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Equipped with a knowledge of how to use PowerShell, the audit/compliance/security professional can start gathering measurements of systems and networks. In this session, we use PowerShell to extract data from Windows systems, Active Directory domains, VMWare infrastructure and even Linux systems. We will also explore how to extract data from APIs provided by our security tools. Demonstrations will be used to reinforce the concepts.


  • PowerShell commands to extract data from our systems and infrastructure
  • Helpful built-in and third-party modules for audit, compliance and information security
  • Useful external tools for gathering data
  • Acquiring data from APIs and other systems

This material is directly related to Clay's brand new course SEC557: Continuous Automation for Enterprise and Cloud Compliance

Join us again on Thurs, January 21st at 10:30 am ET for Part 3.

Speaker Bio

Clay Risenhoover

Clay is the president of Risenhoover Consulting, Inc., an IT management consulting firm based in Durant, Oklahoma. Founded in 2003, RCI provides IT audit and IT management consulting services to clients in multiple sectors. Clay is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) designation. Since 2013 Clay has been involved with the SANS Institute and is the lead author and instructor for AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters, and Systems, as well as a Faculty Research Advisor (FRA) for the SANS Technology Institute. Learn more about Clay here.

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