Intro to Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering
In this malware analysis course you will learn how to perform dynamic and static analysis on all major files types, how to carve malicious executables from documents and how to recognize common malware tactics and debug and disassemble malicious binaries.
About this Online Malware Analysis / Reverse Engineering Training
If you've been looking for an intense, methodological intro training class on malware analysis, you've come to the right place. Our self-paced, online malware analysis training class provides an in-depth look into the world of malware and reverse engineering. Weaving complex methods with practical application, our training ensures the highest level of comprehension regarding identifying, isolating and defending against malware. Specifically, you'll learn how to perform dynamic and static analysis on all major files types, how to carve malicious executables from documents and how to recognize common malware tactics. You'll also learn about tools and techniques for "run time" (also known as dynamic) analysis, debugging and disassembling malicious binaries and network traffic analysis. Never again will you have to worry about malware harming you or your organization, because this training will provide you with all of the knowledge you need to know to combat it. Malware doesn't have to be your problem. Start our online malware analysis training today.
CEU / CPE: 9
Total Clock Hours: 9 hrs, 10 mins
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In this online Malware analysis course, you will learn basic information about malware and reverse engineering. You will learn terminology, and obtain a solid understanding of viruses, worms, ransomware, Trojans, and other cyber threats.
What is Malware Analysis?
Malware, a shortened version of malicious software, is a term that encompasses multiple types of malicious programs that are created by cyber criminals. In today’s technologically advanced world, more and more individuals and organizations are becoming victims of cyberattacks online. The size of the entity doesn’t seem to matter, cyber criminals are not particularly picky.
These malicious programs often allow a backdoor entry into computer and network systems allowing criminals to steal personal information, sensitive data, and more. Additionally, these attacks are ever-increasing, which means that there is a demand for professionals who understand malware, how to combat it, and how to prevent it. Malware analysis is a key part of preventing cyberattacks from occurring.
Why Is Malware Analysis Needed?
Malware analysis, the process by which the functions and purposes of specific malware programs are determined and analyzed, used to be a manual and time-consuming process, even as recently as 15 to 20 years ago. However, due to the massive increase in malware threats and attacks, the demand for efficient, time-effective, and technologically advanced analysis procedures has grown exponentially.
Malware analysis is essential to understanding how to detect malicious codes and is a crucial component for developing effective malware removal tools for infected systems.
What Is Covered in this Malware Analysis Course?
In Cybrary’s Malware analysis course, you will cover the basic information about different types of malware, including viruses, worms, ransomware, Trojans, and other cyber threats. We employ a hands-on approach, using labs, to introduce students to malware and the terminology they need to know.
This malware analysis training is designed for individuals at a beginner level in information technology and doesn’t have any prerequisites. It’s perfect for students who are planning to study and sit for certification exams like the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Pentest+, or OSCP certification, as the skills and knowledge gained in this course will help students prepare for these examinations.
How Do You Get Started in Malware Analysis?
Learning about malware analysis is a great start of a new cybersecurity career, or an excellent way to advance a beginning IT career. It’s both challenging and rewarding and isn’t often the same tasks day after day. While cybersecurity professionals who deal with malware analysis can test one’s patience and concentration, when the key piece of data or function is found, there is nothing like the payoff that’s felt.
The future for cybersecurity careers has never been more favorable. It’s truly a job-seeker’s market right now. There are far more open cybersecurity positions than there are qualified professionals to fill them. Many cybersecurity jobs have very lucrative salaries, especially those that are filled by professionals with even a few years of experience under their belts. Additionally, the future generations of IT and cybersecurity professionals will need to have advanced knowledge of malicious software and programs to fight the more advanced cyber criminals of tomorrow.
What Are the Types of Malware Analysis?
There are three major types of malware analysis – static, dynamic, and threat analysis.
- Static Analysis – This type of analysis, sometimes called static code analysis, is a process of debugging software without having to execute the program or code.
- Dynamic Analysis – This type of analysis actually runs malware to determine its behavior, recognize technical indicators, and learn the functionality of the program.
- Threat Analysis – This type of analysis is an on-going process that identifies paradigms of malicious programs and software.
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