In this edition of SANS Community Night scheduled on 9 July 2019 in Singapore, SANS Certified Instructor Mike Pilkington will give a talk titled “Touring the Windows Security Model with Mimikatz”. Mimikatz is famous as a credential-theft tool, but there is so much more to it than just stealing passwords. Learning the various features and use cases for Mimikatz essentially provides a master class in Windows security (or lack thereof). Though it can’t be all covered in one talk, a look at many Mimikatz features will be taken and how they can be used to better understand and evaluate the security posture of your Windows environment.
Mike has been an instructor for the SANS Institute since 2008. He currently teaches Windows Forensics In-Depth (FOR500) and Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics (FOR508). In addition to teaching, Mike is a dedicated researcher and has published numerous articles for the SANS Forensics Blog.
After spending much of his career working in large corporate environments in the oil & gas industry, Mike joined SANS in 2017 as a full-time researcher in the SANS Research Operations Center (SROC). His current role focuses on R&D projects in support of the Digital Forensics and Incident Response program. Mike is a researcher at heart and was extremely excited to join SANS in this capacity!
Before joining SANS full-time, Mike led the US incident response team and the global internal investigations forensics team at Shell. Prior to Shell, Mike had several roles in IT at Halliburton, including senior incident responder for the last several years of his tenure there. Mike’s core responsibilities were responding to malware and intrusion cases, leading various enterprise DFIR tooling projects, and consulting with internal groups on security reviews and initiatives.
Over the years, Mike has accumulated a broad range of technical expertise, having spent significant time performing software quality assurance, Windows systems administration, LAN and WAN network administration, firewall and IDS/IPS security administration, computer forensic analysis, and incident response. As a forensic analyst, he worked HR investigations, including cases involving intellectual property theft, inappropriate use of the Internet, employee hacking, IT administrator privilege abuse, and illegal downloading of copyrighted materials.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, as well as numerous IT security certifications.
Date: 9 July 2019
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Venue: Level 3 – Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663
To register for the talk, please click here and log in with your SANS account to complete the registration.