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Identifying and analyzing malware is an essential skill for any security professional – whether investigating a security incident, tracking a large-scale campaign, or discovering yet unknown threats.

Malware is one the major challenges facing the security industry today. It plays a critical role in high profile targeted attacks, such as the breach at Sony entertainment, as well as large, indiscriminate outbreaks, such as WannaCry.


Who should take this class?
  • Analysts working in forensics, incident response, and other malware-protection fields.
  • Security professionals wishing to expand their knowledge.
  • Anyone interested in malware threats and analyzing them.


This technical 4-day course covers all the fundamentals of malware analysis, providing the student with a solid understanding of the malware world, as well as the tools and hands-on skills required to effectively analyze malicious files.


Introduction to Malware
  • Who perpetrates these attacks?
  • What is their goal?
  • Types of malware
  • Malware history and evolution
Malware Behavior and Techniques
  • Malware lifecycle
  • Infection, persistence, privilege escalation
  • Stealth, network communication
Malware Analysis Overview
  • Analysis types
  • Tools and techniques
Triage Analysis
  • Identifying malware
  • Analyzing the PE header
  • Examining static features
  • Utilizing OSINT tools
Dynamic Analysis — OS Behavior
  • Monitoring OS activity — process, file, registry
  • Mapping execution flow
  • Detecting malicious behaviors such as, persistence, injection, hooking
Dynamic Analysis — Network Behavior
  • Malware communication techniques
  • Analyzing malware traffic
  • Controlling responses
Analyzing Malicious Office Documents
  • Droppers and downloaders
  • Debugging macro scripts
Automated Analysis
  • Working with sandboxes
  • Evasion techniques and how to bypass them