Building PowerShell 5 Security Tools in a Windows Environment
System administrators aren't on the information security team, but by using the security tools you'll be building in this course in PowerShell, the security team will want to know where you got your skills!
What you'll learn
IT security is everyone's responsibility. System administrators and IT professionals aren't information security gurus but they still need the tools to be an organization's first line of defense. In this course, Building PowerShell 5 Security Tools in a Windows Environment, you will gain the ability to build PowerShell scripts and modules to discover potential and real security threats in your organization through reporting and change management. First, you will learn how to parse the Windows event log and query for and apply Windows patches. Next, you will discover to detect various changes in your environment. Finally, you will explore how to how to encrypt and decrypt sensitive information with PowerShell. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of building PowerShell tools to query for and remediate common security threats needed to secure your IT organization.
Table of contents
- Module Introduction 1m
- Querying Updates: The Basics 3m
- Using Get-Hotfix 1m
- Querying Patches on Remote Computers with PS Remoting 6m
- Building a Get-WindowsUpdate Function 6m
- Building Patch Reports for Windows Systems 6m
- Creating Scheduled Tasks with PowerShell 10m
- Deploying Patches 9m
- Mini-Project: Creating a Patch Management Tool 5m