Windows Pentesting: Analyzing the Attackers' Toolbox

EvolveSec - Twin Cities Cybersecurity
EvolveSec - Twin Cities Cybersecurity
Public group

Clockwork Annex

1153 16th Ave SE · Minneapolis, mn

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Location of the event is in the Clockwork Annex just around the corner from the main Clockwork building. From the corner of Hennepin & 16th, head down 16th Ave SE towards the dead end. The Clockwork Annex entrance will be on your left.

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Ben Burkhart performs penetration tests against a variety of different targets and environments in his daily work as a Security Consultant for Evolve Security. However, through his collaborative work with the Evolve Security Academy, he and his colleagues have noticed that Windows environments often give new pentesters the most trouble. In this talk, Ben will provide a brief survey of some of the most effective tools available to pentesters that can be used to target Windows systems and networks. His talk will include demonstrations and an overview of how pentesters can best leverage popular tools like Impacket, Empire, PowerSploit/Powershell, and Metasploit on engagements. He will walk through a demo lab environment and explain how each tool can be used at different steps of the Penetration Testing Methodology. In addition, Ben will also provide an overview of tools which can be used to build an intentionally vulnerable environment that new penetration testers can use to practice and hone their skills. This will be a beginner-friendly talk that hopefully has some stuff for the more advanced folks as well.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

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