Students will learn different methods of malware analysis and their respective strengths and weaknesses. Students will gain an insight into malware behavior, including infection vectors, propagation and persistence mechanisms and artifacts. Students will be taught methods of both behavioral analysis using controlled environments and reverse engineering. A range of malware types including web based, Trojan, rootkits and bots will be examined.
Evaluate the malware threat facing organizations and individuals
Identify different types of malware and describe their capabilities including propagation and persistence mechanisms, payloads and defense strategies
Categorize the different infection vectors used by malware to propagate
Examine an operating system to determine if it has been compromised and evaluate the method of compromise
Use static and dynamic techniques to analyze malware and determine its purpose and method of operation
Write reports evaluating malware behavior, methods of compromise, purpose and method of operation.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.