Behavioral Malware Analysis teaches you all the fundamental requirements necessary to analyze malicious software from a behavioral perspective. Using system monitoring tools, this course teaches how to observe malware in a controlled environment to quickly analyze its malicious affects to the system. From simple keyloggers to massive botnets, this class covers a wide variety of current threats used on the Internet today with actual samples being analyzed in the training environment. With the majority of the class being hands-on, each student will be issued a laptop with a secure environment to learn the skills and essential methodologies required to be an effective malware analyst.
Set up and configure a secure environment to analyze malicious software.
Identify malware and learn to discover & document its capabilities.
Baseline hosts and use open source tools to compare to post-exploitation states.
Understand common persistence mechanisms and how to defeat them.
Identify obfuscation methods used to escape detection or disrupt analysis.
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.