Earlier this month I spoke at Experts Live Summer Night, an Security focused event for IT Professionals. I covered JIT, Privileged Access Management and JEA, Just Enough Administration. Here is an excerpt of the presentation:
Just Enough Administration, also known as JEA, has been around for several years and has received a lot of updates and new features. How can we use this to secure our servers and reduce the attack surface that we expose to potential malicious actors. During this session Jaap will demo how to configure and deploy JEA templates, configure JIT administration.
All the code and slides are as always available in my EventsGitHub repository:
Last week I was lucky enough to attend and speak at the largest European PowerShell conference, PowerShell Conference Europe in Hannover. At the conference I was surrounded by some of the best and brightest in the my field, an overwhelming and educational experience. I think it is fair to say this has been one of the best events of its kind and my thanks goes out to Tobias and the PSConfEU team for putting such a great event together.
If you missed out on the event then there is no need to fret as almost every session has been recorded and the PSConfEU team is currently working on making sure all content is available on the PowerShell Conference Europe YouTube channel: Playlist: PowerShell Conference EU – PSCONF.EU 2017
To give you an impression of the event here are some pictures of the PowerShell Conference:
Jaap PSConfEU Card
Attendees in Flynn’s Container session
Jaap and Jason
Jaap Brasser presenting
For the actual code and presentation slide decks that were used by all presenters you can check out the GitHub repository: GitHub – PSConfEU – 2017
More information is continually posted, both by the PSConfEU team as well as other speakers and organizers. You can expect blog posts on the content I presented on during the conference. Let me know what topics you are most interested in and I will use that as input for upcoming blog posts.
I presented the following three topics, so head over to my GitHub account to grab the slides and code, as always it is stored in the Events repository:
As mentioned in the previous blog post I was invited to speak at iSense to talk about PowerShell and Security. This event was fully by sponsored by iSense who provided the attendees with a great experience. Before my session I was briefly interviewed and the interview, in Dutch, will be available soon.
Security is a topic that continues to make headlines around the world and as a result, PowerShell is mentioned more often either as an method to exploit or to prevent and secure your system. In this presentation I showed how PowerShell can be configured to provide insights in what scripts and tools are running in your environment and how to secure your PowerShell endpoints using Just Enough Administration, JEA.
The audience after 90 minutes of PowerShell and Security
After the presentation I received a lot of questions about PowerShell in general and the Dutch PowerShell User Group, we will soon be holding another PowerShell User Group meeting, for more information visit the following link: 10th DuPSUG Meeting, there are at the time of writing still a few tickets available for this event on the 9th of March.
Furthermore, at the Dutch PowerShell User Group we are working on putting out some events that are a bit more beginner oriented. For anyone who is interested in learning more about PowerShell stay tuned as we have a lot of good interesting stuff in the works.
Recently I was invited by iSense to come and speak at one of their technical evenings. On the 16th of February I will be speaking on PowerShell and Security. To quote a short excerpt from the iSense website:
“This demo-rich session goes into detail on some best practices on securing PowerShell and highlights and the steps that have been taken in PowerShell 5.0 that allow you to do so. In the first section of this evening we will touch some of the basic concepts of security that we have available to us in PowerShell. Then Jaap will go into detail how you can correctly implement them by demoing the functionality.“
The 9th Dutch PowerShell User Group meeting, almost exactly four years after our very first meeting. First of all I would like to thank everyone involved, speakers, IPsoft and our attendees for making this event into a success. We announced this event just 6 days before it was actually held and we were at full capacity within two days. A great show of community involvement which was definitely present during the evening.
During the event we had the following three speakers and sessions:
During the evening Thierry Cailleau once provided us with live reports of the content being presented including notes and links in our Slack channel, dupsug.slack.com. Feel free to join us there to catch up on the details of the evening.
We hope to see you again in the next year as we have many more events planned in 2017!