Malware Analysis Introduction

This course is the student's introduction to reverse engineering and malware.

5 videos  //  48 minutes of training

Course description

An introduction to reverse engineering, including the various types of malware and some examples of malware in use today. We will also identify various common malware behaviors and explore the malware analysis process. Also included are some common obfuscation techniques used by malware to avoid analysis and detection. This introduction will give you a great start on what malware analysis and reverse engineering are all about.

Course syllabus

Malware Analysis IntroductionDuration: 3:06

Welcome to the reverse engineering path.

Malware TypesDuration: 15:11

An overview of the various types of malware

Common Malware BehaviorDuration: 9:26

Identifying common behaviors exhibited by malware

Anti-Analysis TechniquesDuration: 13:56

Identifying the common obfuscation techniques that malware uses

Malware Analysis ProcessDuration: 6:45

An overview of the process used to analyze malware

Meet the author

Carolyn

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Carolyn has been a malware reverse engineer for over nine years. She initially gained her reverse-engineering skill set in the US Navy, conducting malware analysis for defensive purposes, incident response and enabling exploitation operations. She is proficient at analyzing various types of binaries and working with many malware analysis tools and programming languages such as x86 assembly, C, C++ and Python. She also has three years’ experience as a computer forensic analyst conducting analysis on various media devices in search of malicious intrusions.

Carolyn has taken numerous malware reverse-engineering courses, at levels from beginner to advanced. She has also created numerous malware analysis training pipelines. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in computer networks and cybersecurity from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and has been SANS GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)-certified since 2015.

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