Course Overview:

PowerShell is made for Security Operations (SecOps) automation on Windows. SecOps requires automation in order to scale out security changes and monitoring beyond a handful of hosts. For example, when a vulnerability must be remediated but there is no patch for it yet, automation is needed to quickly and consistently enact the changes necessary. PowerShell “remoting” is encrypted remote command execution of PowerShell scripts in a way that can scale to thousands of endpoints and servers.

Imagine being able to hunt for indicators of compromise across thousands of machines with just a few lines of PowerShell code. Or imagine having the local Administrator account password reset every night on thousands of endpoints in a secure way, and being able to retrieve that password securely too.

We will show you to do these tasks and more. Transcription logging for forensics, strong encryption code signing, application whitelisting of scripts, IPSec port control, and Just Enough Admin (JEA).

As more and more of our systems are moved up to the cloud, PowerShell will become even more important. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Hyper-V and VMware already support PowerShell administration for many tasks.

Attendees to TN-963: Windows Security Automation with PowerShell will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Date/Locations:

No Events

Duration: 3 days

Course Objectives:

Day One
PowerShell Overview and Tips

    • Getting started running commands
    • Using and updating the built-in help
    • Execution policies
    • Fun tricks with the ISE graphical editor
    • Piping .NET and COM objects, not text
    • Using properties and methods of objects
    • Helping Linux admins feel more at home
    • Aliases, cmdlets, functions, modules, etc.
    • Customizing your profile script

What Can We Do With PowerShell

    • PowerShell remote command execution
    • Fan-out remoting and security
    • File copy via PowerShell remoting
    • Capturing the output of commands
    • Parsing text files and logs with regex patterns
    • Searching remote event logs faster with XPath
    • Mounting the registry as a drive
    • Exporting data to CSV, HTML and JSON files
    • Parsing and mining nmap port scanner XML output
    • Running scripts as scheduled jobs
    • Pushing out scripts through Group Policy
    • Importing modules and dot-sourcing functions
    • http://www.PowerShellGallery.com

Write your own scripts

    • Writing your own functions
    • Passing arguments into your scripts
    • Function parameters and returning output
    • Flow control: if-then, do-while, foreach, switch
    • The .NET Framework class library: a playground
    • How to pipe data in/out of your scripts

Day Two
Continuous Secure Configuration Enforcement

    • How to use Group Policy and PowerShell together
    • Automate with INF security templates
    • How to customize INF templates
    • Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
    • SECEDIT.EXE scripting
    • Building an in-house security repository for SecOps/DevOps
    • NSA’s Secure Host Baseline GPOs

Group Policy Precision Targeting

    • Managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs) with PowerShell
    • LSDOU, Block Inheritance, Enforced GPOs
    • Group Policy permissions for targeting changes
    • ADMX templates for mass registry editing
    • Deploying PowerShell startup and logon scripts
    • WMI item-level targeting of GPO preferences
    • GPO scheduled tasks to run PowerShell scripts
    • Remote command execution via GPO (not remoting)
    • Empowering the Hunt Team to fight back!

Server Hardening for SecOps/DevOps

    • Server Manager scripting with PowerShell
    • Adding and removing roles and feature
    • Remotely inventory roles, features, and apps
    • Why Server Nano or Server Core
    • Running PowerShell automatically after service failure
    • Service account identities, passwords, and risks
    • Tools to reset service account passwords securely

Day Three
PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

    • DSC is Configuration Management built in for free
    • Using DSC for continuous reinforcement of settings
    • Writing your own DSC configuration scripts
    • Free DSC resource modules: www.PowerShellGallery.com
    • How to push DSC configurations to many targets
    • DSC background job processing in push mode
    • Examples: sync files, install roles, manage groups
    • Auditing a remote target against a DSC MOF template
    • “ApplyAndAutoCorrect” mode for continuous enforcement

PowerShell Just Enough Admin (JEA)

    • JEA is Windows sudo, like on Linux
    • JEA is Windows setuid root, like on Linux
    • Restricting commands and arguments
    • Verbose transcription logging
    • How to set up and configure JEA
    • Privilege Access Workstations (PAWs)

PowerShell and WMI

    • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service
    • What is WMI and why do hackers abuse it so much?
    • Using PowerShell to query WMI CIM classes
    • WMI authentication and traffic encryption
    • Inventory operating system versions and installed software
    • WMI remote command execution versus PowerShell remoting
    • PowerShell security best practices
    • PowerShell transcription logging to catch hackers

Prerequisites:

  • GSEC or equivalent experience
  • UNIX, Windows, Networking, and Security Experience
  • This is a hands-on skill course requiring comfort with command line interaction and network communications

Comments

Latest comments from students


Liked the class?  Then let everyone know!

Course Overview:

AWS Security Operations and Architecture on AWS demonstrates how to efficiently use AWS security services to stay secure and compliant in the AWS cloud. The course focuses on the AWS-recommended security best practices that you can implement to enhance the security of your data and systems in the cloud. The course highlights the security features of AWS key services including compute, storage, networking, and database services. This course also refers to the common security control objectives and regulatory compliance standards and examines use cases for running regulated workloads on AWS across different verticals, globally. You will also learn how to leverage AWS services and tools for automation and continuous monitoring—taking your security operations to the next level.

This course is the last class in our track to securing AWS technologies.
CL-411: AWS Technical Essentials
CL-413: AWS System Operations
CL-421: AWS Security Fundamentals
CL-424: AWS Security Operations and Architecture

Attendees to CL-424: AWS Security Operations and Architecture will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Duration: 4 Days

Audience:
• Security engineers
• Security architects
• Security analysts
• Security auditors
• Individuals who are responsible for governing, auditing, and testing an organization’s IT infrastructure, and ensuring conformity of the infrastructure to security, risk, and compliance guidelines

DoD 8140: Not Mandated

Course Prerequisites:

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:
This course assumes you have the equivalent experience or have taken the AWS operational courses that are in the TechNow AWS track.
CL-411: AWS Technical Essentials
CL-413: AWS System Operations
CL-421: AWS Security Fundamentals
The above courses encapsulate prerequisite knowledge:
• Experience with governance, risk, and compliance regulations and control objectives
• Working knowledge of IT security practices
• Working knowledge of IT infrastructure concepts
• Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Course Objectives:

This course teaches you how to:
• Assimilate and leverage the AWS shared security responsibility model.
• Mange user identity and access management in the AWS cloud.
• Use AWS security services such as AWS Identity and Access Management, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Key Management Service, AWS CloudHSM, and AWS Trusted Advisor.
• Implement better security controls for your resources in the AWS cloud.
• Manage and audit your AWS resources from a security perspective.
• Monitor and log access and usage of AWS compute, storage, networking, and database services.
• Analyze events by capturing, monitoring, processing, and analyzing logs.
• Identify AWS services and tools to help automate, monitor, and manage security operations on AWS.
• Perform security incident management in the AWS cloud.
• Perform security assessments to ensure that common vulnerabilities are patched and security best practices are applied. The assessment outline deals both with AWS specifics and also lays down the workflow of NIST, FedRAMP, and Cloud Security Alliance STAR compliance for a deployed AWS solution.

Dates/Locations:

Date/Time Event
06/21/2022 - 06/24/2022
09:00 -17:00
CL-424: AWS Security Operations and Architecture
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX
09/13/2022 - 09/16/2022
09:00 -17:00
CL-424: AWS Security Operations and Architecture
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX
12/13/2022 - 12/16/2022
09:00 -17:00
CL-424: AWS Security Operations and Architecture
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX

Course Outline:

Day 1
• Introduction to Cloud Security Course Objectives
• Security of the AWS Cloud: Entry Points, Web Application, Communications, and Incident Response.
• Cloud Aware Governance and Compliance and related control frameworks.
• Identity and Access Management
Day 2
• Securing AWS Infrastructure Services
• Securing AWS Container Services
• Securing AWS Abstracted Services
• Using AWS Security Services
Day 3
• Data Protection in the AWS Cloud
• Managing security in a hybrid environment
• Deep dive into AWS monitoring and log analysis
• Protecting against outside threats to AWS VPC
Day 4
• How to carry out a Pentest on an AWS solution
• Security Incident Management and Automating security and incident response
• Threat detection and monitoring sensitive data
• Lets Do it! Building Compliant Workloads on AWS—Case Study

Next/Related Courses:

 

 

Course Overview:

This one day course is designed to introduce you to fundamental cloud computing and AWS security concepts including AWS access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods. It also covers security-related compliance protocols and risk management strategies, as well as procedures related to auditing your AWS security infrastructure.

This course is in our track to securing AWS technologies.
CL-411: AWS Technical Essentials
CL-413: AWS System Operations
CL-421: AWS Security Fundamentals
CL-424: AWS Security Operations and Architecture

Attendees to CL-421: AWS Security Fundamentals will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

TechNow CL-424: AWS Security Operations and Architecture class immediately follows this course in the schedule so that you can take both courses in the same week. We also offer a discount for attending both classes in the same week!!

Duration: 1 Days

Audience:
This course is intended for:
• IT business-level users and professionals interested in cloud security practices
• IT auditors, analysts, and regulators
• Security professionals with little or no working knowledge of AWS

DoD 8140: Not Mandated

Course Prerequisites:
This course assumes you have the equivalent experience or have taken the AWS operational courses that are in the TechNow AWS track.
CL-411: AWS Technical Essentials
CL-413: AWS System Operations

Course Objectives:
This course teaches you how to:
• Identify the security and compliance benefits of using the AWS cloud.
• Discuss the AWS Shared Responsibility Model.
• Describe the access control and access management features of AWS.
• Use AWS services for security logging and monitoring.
• Describe data encryption methods to secure sensitive data.
• Describe AWS services used to protect network security.
• Describe the basic steps to ensure strong governance of your AWS resources.
• Identify AWS services used to maintain governance of control environments.
• Use the AWS audit features.
• Explain how to audit an AWS environment.
• Explain the AWS compliance and assurance programs.
• Describe how AWS audits and attestations validate that security controls are implemented and operating effectively.

Dates/Locations:

Date/Time Event
06/20/2022
09:00 -17:00
CL-421: AWS Security Fundamentals
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX
09/12/2022
09:00 -17:00
CL-421: AWS Security Fundamentals
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX
12/12/2022
09:00 -17:00
CL-421: AWS Security Fundamentals
Tech Now, Inc., San Antonio TX

Course Outline:
This course covers the following concepts:
• Introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS Security
• Access Control and Management
• AWS Security: Governance, Logging, and Encryption
• Compliance and Risk Management

Next/Related Courses:

 

 

  

Course Overview:

TechNow’s CCSP Certification Preparation Seminar is an accelerated course designed to meet the high demands of the information security industry by preparing students for the industry standard Certified Cloud Security Professional exam.  The exam covers (ISC)²’s 6 Domains from the Common Body of Knowledge, which encompass the whole of cloud security.

This course is an intense 5 day program.  TechNow has a proven training and certification track record that you can depend on.  CCSP test is 125 questions that typically require more comprehension than CISSP questions.   The instructor takes time to walk through scenarios that assume comprehensive knowledge of enterprise infrastructures.

Attendees to CL-315: CCSP Certification Preparation Seminar will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

The 6 domains of the CCSP CBK:

  • Architectural Concepts & Design Requirements
  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Security
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Operations
  • Legal & Compliance

Duration: 5 days

Audience:  Mid-level to advanced professionals involved with IT architecture, web and cloud security engineering, information security, governance, risk and compliance, and even IT auditing.   CCSPs will be responsible for cloud security architecture, design, operations, and/or service orchestration.

DoD 8140:  Not Mandated

Course Prerequisites:  IT professional with 5 years of experience, 3 years of security experience, and at least 1 year of cloud security experience.  GSEC, CISSP, CASP or equivalent experience in managing enterprise infrastructures.  CCSP test is 125 questions that typically require more comprehension than CISSP questions.  This course is for those who are already qualified at the enterprise level for IT infrastructures, have Cloud experience, and are looking for a Cloud Security certification.

Course Objectives:

Domain 1: Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements

  • Module 1: Understand cloud computing concepts
  • Module 2: Describe cloud reference architecture
  • Module 3: Understand security concepts relevant to cloud computing
  • Module 4: Understand design principles of secure cloud computing
  • Module 5: Identify trusted cloud services

Domain 2: Cloud Data Security

  • Module 1: Understand Cloud Data Life Cycle
  • Module 2: Design and Implement Cloud Data Storage Architectures
  • Module 3: Understand and implement Data Discovery and Classification Technologies
  • Module 4: Design and Implement Relevant Jurisdictional Data Protection for Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Module 5: Design and implement Data Rights Management
  • Module 6: Plan and Implement Data Retention, Deletion, and Archival policies
  • Module 7: Design and Implement Auditability, Traceability, and Accountability of Data Events

Domain 3: Cloud Platform Infrastructure Security

  • Module 1: Comprehend Cloud Infrastructure Comp
  • Module 2: Analyze Risks Associated to Cloud Infrastructure
  • Module 3: Design and Plan Security Controls
  • Module 4: Plans Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Management

Domain 4: Cloud Application Security

  • Module 1: Recognize Need for Training and Awareness in Application Security
  • Module 2: Understand Cloud Software Assurance and Validation
  • Module 3: Use Verified Secure Software
  • Module 4: Comprehend the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Process
  • Module 5: Apply the Secure Software Development Life Cycle
  • Module 6: Comprehend the Specifics of Cloud Application Architecture
  • Module 7: Design Appropriate Identity and Access Management (IAM) Solutions

Domain 5: Operations

  • Module 1: Support the Planning Process for the Data Center Design
  • Module 2: Implement and Build Physical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Module 3: Run Physical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Module 4: Manage Physical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Module 5: Build Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Module 6: Run Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Module 7: Manage Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Module 8: Ensure Compliance with Regulations and Controls
  • Module 9: Conduct Risk Assessment to Logical and Physical Infrastructure
  • Module 10: Understand the Collection and Preservation of Digital Evidence
  • Module 11: Manage Communications with Relevant Parties

Domain 6: Legal and Compliance

  • Module 1: Understand Legal Requirements and Unique Risks Within the Cloud Environment
  • Module 2: Understand Privacy Issues, Including Jurisdictional Variances
  • Module 3: Understand Audit Process, Methodologies, and Required Adaptions for a Cloud Environment
  • Module 4: Understand Implication of Cloud to Enterprise Risk Management
  • Module 5: Understand Outsourcing and Cloud Contract Design
  • Module 6: Execute Vendor Management

Dates/Locations:

Date/Time Event
07/11/2022 - 07/15/2022
08:00 -16:00
CL-315: CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional Preparation Seminar
Tech Now, Inc., San Antonio TX
10/03/2022 - 10/07/2022
08:00 -16:00
CL-315: CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional Preparation Seminar
Tech Now, Inc., San Antonio TX

 

Comments

Latest comments from students


User: mrotek

Instructor comments: Dave is an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable on many levels of technology.


User: fella

Instructor comments: Very knowledgeable the security arena.

Facilities comments: At our office.



Next/Related Courses:

CISSP Certification Seminar

 

 

  

 

Course Overview:  PA-232: Palo Alto Networks Panorama Manage Multiple Firewalls (EDU-221) Training Class is a two-day course.  Students attending this course will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to configure and manage their Palo Alto Networks Panorama Management Server.  Upon completion of this course, administrators will understand the Panorama server’s role in managing and securing their overall network.  Network professionals will learn to use Panorama’s aggregated reporting to provide them with a holistic view of a network of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.  This is not a virtualized theoretical course.  This is hands-on, real world instruction, directly relevant to the DoD and Commercial implementations of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.

Each student is issued a physical Palo Alto firewall and a Cisco layer 3 switch at their desk.  Real hardware per student for real experience and real skill development.

TechNow provides a very comprehensive client infrastructure that includes Windows, Linux, and multiple packet sniffer agents.  The instructor for this course has been a lead in Unix kernel development to implement firewall and intrusion detection technologies.  Additionally, the instructor has taught several security appliance products and carries several SANS, ISC2, ISACA, Cisco, Unix, and Windows certifications.

Attendees to the PA-232: Palo Alto Networks Panorama Manage Multiple Firewalls (EDU-221) Training Course will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

 

Dates/Locations: No Events

Duration: 2 days

Course Objectives:   Students attending this foundational-level training course will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to configure and manage their Palo Alto Networks Panorama Management Server.

Day 1

  • Module 0 – Introduction & Overview
  • Mod 1: Overview
    • Panorama Solution
    • Deployment Design
  • Mod 2: Initial Configuration
    • Interface Configuration
    • Setup Configurations
    • Device Deployment
    • Configuration Management
  • Mod 3: Templates
    • Templates Overview
    • Common Organization
    • Strategies
    • Configuring Templates
  • Mod 4: Device Groups
    • Device Groups
    • Objects
    • Policies
    • Device Group Commit

 

Day 2

  • Mod 5: Administration
    • Admin Roles and Access
    • Control
    • Commit Procedure
  • Mod 6: Logging and
    • Reporting
    • Logging
    • Application Command
    • Center
    • App-Scope
    • Correlation Objects
    • Reports
  • Mod 7: Log Collectors
    • Plan a Log Collection
    • Deployment
    • Distributed Data Collection
    • Log Deployment
    • Configure Dedicated Log
    • Collector
    • Managed Collector Groups
  • Mod 8: Business Continuity
    • Panorama High Availability
    • Collector Group
    • Redundancy
    • Export Configuration
    • Disk Installation

 

Prerequisites:

This course is in no way associated with Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Comments

Latest comments from students


Like the class?  Then let everyone know!