PowerShell and Python Together: Targeting Digital Investigations
PowerShell and Python Together: Targeting Digital Investigations – If you’re in IT or information security, chances are you’ve heard about PowerShell and Python. In fact, most of your colleagues are probably using one or both of these scripting languages as part of their daily jobs.
This makes sense when you consider that almost every network today runs either Windows Server or Linux. Both platforms support PowerShell and Python out-of-the-box—but how do you learn how to use them together?
The answer is PowerShell and Python Together: Targeting Digital Investigations by Chet Hosmer.
This book provides a comprehensive look at both scripting languages, covering topics such as their history, commands, troubleshooting methods and best practices for creating scripts in real life scenarios.
Let’s face it, Python is a powerful language that has rapidly become one of the go-to tools for penetration testers.
In order to automate your processes and manage complex tasks, you have to use a scripting language such as PowerShell.
The good news is that you can easily learn how they can work together by referencing PowerShell and Python Together: Targeting Digital Investigations from Chet Hosmer.
This book uses real-world examples that you can put into action immediately, regardless of your knowledge level or experience with either Python or PowerShell. The first few chapters will be foundational for beginners who want an introduction into both languages.
While PowerShell can be used for advanced forensics, Python tends to dominate in that realm.
This is because of Python’s rich library of advanced forensic tools like SciPy, NumPy, Pandas and Matplotlib. In PowerShell and Python Together: Targeting Digital Investigations, industry expert Chet Hosmer provides a comprehensive walkthrough of these two technologies and how they can work together in your investigative arsenal.
During his 20-year career in digital forensics investigations, Hosmer has worked with numerous law enforcement agencies at both state and federal levels as well as private sector companies such as Apple Inc., Intel Corp., Facebook Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and many others.
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