A PowerShell script to collect memory and (triage) disk forensics for incident response investigations.
The script leverages a network share, from which it will access and copy the required executables and subsequently upload the acquired evidence to the same share post-collection.
Permission requirements for said directory will be dependent on the nuances of the environment and what credentials are used for the script execution (interactive vs. automation)
In the demonstration code, a network location of SynologyCollections can be seen. This should be changed to reflect the specifics of your environment.
Collections folder needs to include:
- subdirectory KAPE; copy the directory from existing install
- subdirectory MEMORY; 7za.exe command line version of 7zip and winpmem.exe
- Maps to existing network drive –
- Subdir 1: “Memory” – Winpmem and 7zip executables
- Subdir 2: ”KAPE” – directory (copied from local install)
- Creates a local directory on asset
- Copies the Memory exe files to local directory
- Captures memory with Winpmem
- When complete, ZIPs the memory image
- Renames the zip file based on hostname
- Documents the OS Build Info (no need to determine profile for Volatility)
- Compressed image is copied to network directory and deleted from host after transfer complete
- New temp Directory on asset for KAPE output
- KAPE !SANS_Triage collection is run using VHDX as output format [$hostname.vhdx]
- VHDX transfers to network
- Removes the local KAPE directory after completion
- Writes a “Process complete” text file to network to signal investigators that collection is ready for analysis.
Essentially the same functionality as CSIRT-Collect.ps1 with the exception that it is intented to be run from a USB device. The extra compression operations on the memory image and KAPE .vhdx have been removed. There is a slight change to the folder structure for the USB version. On the root of the USB:
- folder (empty to start) titled ‘Collections’
- folders for KAPE and Memory – same as above
Execution: -Open PowerShell as Adminstrator -Navigate to the USB device -Execute ./CSIRT-Collect_USB.ps1