Computer virus outbreaks are becoming more complex and use clever deployment tactics that trick people into getting infected, even without their knowledge. Traditional antivirus technologies have a hard time keeping up. There is a need for security analysts that are able to tackle these infections and stop them from infecting other computers. In this course, Getting Started Analyzing Malware Infections, you'll learn how to safely contain and analyze suspicious files and URLs. Next, you learn to extract malicious scripts from documents, deobfuscate them, and extract indicators that lead to other malware components. Finally, you will learn to investigate virus deployment techniques that bypass modern security controls. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and the knowledge to build layered defenses that will disrupt the infection chain at multiple stages protecting your data and your company.
Investigating Malware Infections
Analyzing Malicious Links
Dissecting Infected Documents
Analyzing Malicious Archives
Designing the Process for Analyzing Malware
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.