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PowerShell 2020: State of the Art / Hack / Infection

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2020 at 3:30 PM EST (2020-09-09 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Jason Fossen

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Why has PowerShell become so popular for ransomware, hacking tools, cloud computing, and security automation? Isn't PowerShell just another command shell? NO! Attend this talk by SANS Faculty Fellow Jason Fossen to see what PowerShell really is, how it's being used (and abused) today, and future trends, like PowerShell on Linux. If you're unfamiliar with PowerShell or you're taking a SANS course with PowerShell labs, like Security Essentials (SEC401), then this presentation is especially for you. You can get the latest version of PowerShell for macOS, Linux or Windows from for free.

Speaker Bio

Jason Fossen

Jason Fossen (@JasonFossen) is a SANS Faculty Fellow with over 20 years experience in securing Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server, Active Directory, PKI and PowerShell. Jason is the author of the six-day SANS course on "Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation" (SEC505) and the author the Windows day of SANS "Security Essentials" (SEC401.5). All of his PowerShell scripts are free and in the public domain at

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