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Ep. 103, PowerShell and pentesting: Hacker insights with Spencer Alessi


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Aired February 5, 2024 | 63 min

This episode begins with an exciting preshow featuring the announcement of PowerShelldle, a community tip, and a discussion about Andrew's own PowerShell journey. The main segment features a fascinating conversation with Spencer Alessi about PowerShell and pentesting. Spencer shares essential tools for sysadmin pentesting, including PowerSploit, PingCastle, Bloodhound, LockSmith, and ADeleg, offering valuable tips for PowerShell enthusiasts transitioning into security. He also discusses the role of PowerShell in his work as a pentester, highlighting current and emerging security trends.

Meet our guest

Spencer Alessi

Spencer is a hacker, pentester, and wiz-bang exploit slinger, co-hosting the Cyber Threat Perspective Podcast. He currently engages in offensive security activities at SecurIT360, specializing in internal pentesting and assume-breach scenarios, a role he thoroughly enjoys. His passions lie in PowerShell, Windows, and Active Directory. He identifies as a blue-hearted red teamer.

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Meet our host

Andrew Pla

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Andrew Pla, a seasoned IT professional with over 10 years of experience, has spent the last 5 years mastering PowerShell. An ardent member of the PowerShell community and a Microsoft MVP, he loves sharing his knowledge and leveraging automation to solve complex problems. You can always find him connecting with others on the PDQ Discord and troubleshooting, with the firm belief that a problem shared is a problem halved.

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