The Dark Side of PowerShell

by · Aug 4, 2016 · 726 views ·

Presentation: PowerShell is now a ‘mandatory-to-use’ tool for IT professionals in order to automate administration of the Windows OS and applications, including Azure and Nano Server. Unfortunately, threat actors have recently taken advantage of this powerful scripting language just because PowerShell it’s already installed on your Windows machines, trusted by Admins and most AntiVirus tools! The session presents the steps that should get you starting on (Ethical) Hacking and Pen Testing with PowerShell and some new techniques like JEA (Just Enough Administration) that a defender can use in order to limit the effectiveness of PowerShell attacks. Founder and CEO of XEduco Learning Center, George Dobrea is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since 1998 and an EC-Council Instructor (CEI) since 2011. Awarded year by year since 2005 by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Datacenter Security, he provides consultancy and technical training for IT infrastructure frameworks and Microsoft System Center products. Passionate about security topics, he delivers around the world EC-Council courses for it specialists from military, commercial or public organizations. Popular speaker at technical conferences including Microsoft Ignite and TechED in USA or Europe, George is also actively involved as a volunteer in international training projects with humanitarian agencies like NetHope and CRS. He’s a MCT Regional Lead and member of the EMEA board of IAMCP – International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

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