• Classroom
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

An email arrives in your inbox: "You have to check out this picture!" It came from your friends address, which you know and trust. It beckons you to open it. Maybe you weren't fooled this time, but it's likely at least one of the 50 other recipients couldn't resist.

As we store more of our confidential information on our computers, from bank account credentials, to company secrets, the reward to risk ratio increases as has the number malware (malicious software) threats. While anti-virus and intrusion detection systems have improved over the years, nothing can substitute a skilled malware analyst when a business needs to understand and mitigate a network intrusion.

This class picks up where the Introduction to Reverse Engineering Software course left off, exploring how static reverse engineering techniques can be used to understand what a piece of malware does and how it can be removed.

Topics include:

  • Understanding common malware features and behavior.
  • Defeating code armoring and obfuscation.
  • Signature creation and applying prior analysis.
  • Dynamic analysis tools and how they can aid static analysis.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide detailed knowledge on Malware specific RE techniques and tools.
  • Demonstrate common malware behavior and its signatures.
  • Bridge the gap between static and dynamic analysis.

Framework Connections

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.