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Ep. 83, The Matrix of PowerShell: Security and automation with researcher Miriam Wiesner


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Miriam WiesnerSenior security researcher at MicrosoftX

Aired September 18, 2023 | 67 min

We have an insightful discussion with Miriam Wiesner, a renowned senior security researcher at Microsoft and the author of PowerShell Automation and Scripting for Cybersecurity. Miriam shares her journey at Microsoft, talking about the ups and downs she has faced. She also discusses her book-writing experience and how she balanced work-life pressures to deliver this authoritative guide on PowerShell automation and scripting. This episode also delves into PowerShell security — an area Miriam is so passionate and knowledgeable about.

Meet our guest

Miriam Wiesner

Miriam Wiesner is a senior security researcher at Microsoft with over 15 years of experience in IT and IT security. She is a renowned creator of open-source tools based in PowerShell, including EventList and JEAnalyzer. She was invited multiple times to present at international conferences like Black Hat (USA, Europe & Asia), PSConf EU, MITRE ATT&CK workshop, and more. Miriam is the author of the book PowerShell Automation and Scripting for CyberSecurity: Hacking and Defense for Red and Blue Teamers.

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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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Jordan Hammond

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Jordan Hammond spent years as an exchange server administrator. One day, it dawned on him that he could automate many of those mundane tasks using PowerShell. And just like that, his journey into PowerShell began. Jordan has spent the past several years working at PDQ perfecting his automation and PowerShell skills.

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