Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering has a foundation in all aspects in cybersecurity and is an essential skill for defending networks. The Reverse Engineering skill path will enable you to identify malware types, characteristics and behaviors. You will be able to detect, analyze and mitigate malware from any network.

6 courses  //   35 videos  //   8 hours of training

Learn how to become a reverse engineering expert

In this path, you will learn about the various techniques used by malware to persist, propagate, disrupt, modify and enumerate infected hosts and networks. This path will prepare you to statically and dynamically analyze malware, as well as document the analysis. It will also provide you with the skills to properly mitigate the malware intrusion. You will be able to apply these skills toward real-world security incidents and computer intrusions causes by malware.

Learning path components

 

What you’ll learn.

  • Define malware types
  • Identify malware characteristics and functionality
  • Summarize static and dynamic malware analysis
  • Monitor files and registry, using dynamic malware analysis
  • Demonstrate static malware analysis
  • Produce analysis results through advanced static malware analysis

Who is this for?

  • Malware analysts
  • Defense cybersecurity professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Anyone interested in reverse engineering
  • Anyone with a basic understanding Linux and Windows operating systems

Meet the author

Carolyn Ahlers

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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