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Wednesday, May 6 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
1-Day Training - PowerShell Techniques for Security Professionals

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PowerShell is a required skill set for hands-on security professionals. The combination of its flexibility, extensibility, and ubiquity on modern Windows platforms makes PowerShell a go-to tool for Windows Systems Administrators. What’s useful for SysAdmins is also useful for Information Security practitioners, both in offensive and defensives roles. We’ll get hands-on with PowerShell in this class demonstrating, explaining, and building key patterns and features used by security professionals.

Designed for students purely focused on interesting and useful techniques, we’ll go through several key topics and techniques and the importance behind them.

At the end of the course students will be familiar with several techniques and patterns useful to security professionals in both offensive and defensive roles. Students will be able to understand and modify existing tools and well as author their own.

Covered Topics
  • Advanced Filesystem Interaction
  • WebApps – REST APIs and Driving Internet Explorer
  • Reflection and Windows API Interaction
  • Process Interaction and Control
  • Active Directory Interaction

PrerequisitesBefore attending this workshop students must have a comfortable understanding of scripting with PowerShell.

Required MaterialsThis is a hands-on workshop. Students are expected to bring a functional laptop with a suitable operating system and software pre-installed.

  • Windows 10, Windows Server 2012R2, or Windows Server 2016 (Virtual Machines are acceptable)
  • PowerShell Core 6.2.4. 
Available from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/tag/v6.2.4


John Kennedy

John is currently a Senior Incident Response Engineer at a leading healthcare provider. He has several years of experience using scripting to solve business, technology, and operational problems. John is passionate about #devchatsecops and securing all the things.

Chris Ingram

Chris has two decades of experience in various technology-based roles including those in Information Security, Systems Engineering, and Software Engineering. A long and varied history of building and breaking has fostered development of a variety of field-honed skills backed by the... Read More →

Wednesday May 6, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Marion Davies Guest House Parlor