Cortana: Rise of the Automated Red Team presented at DEF CON 20

by Raphael Mudge,

Tags: Security

Summary : Meet Cortana, a new scripting language to
automate Metasploit and extend Armitage.
Cortana is a penetration testers scripting
language inspired by scriptable IRC clients and
bots. Its purpose is two-fold. You may create
long running bots that simulate virtual red team
members, hacking side-by-side with you. You
may also use it to extend the Armitage GUI for
Metasploit. To prevent self-aware bots from
taking over the world, Cortana has blanket
safety features to provide positive control when
enabled. This talk will introduce Cortana, the
automation gap it fills, and its capabilities to
you. You will see several demonstrations of
Cortana in action and get a flavor of whats
now possible. Cortana was developed through
DARPAs Cyber Fast Track program.