Behavioral Malware Analysis teaches you the fundamental skills necessary to analyze malicious software from a behavioral perspective. From simple key loggers to massive botnets, this class covers a wide variety of current threats. Using system monitoring tools and analytic software, you will analyze real-world malware samples in a training environment, giving you hands-on experience building secure lab environments, classifying malware, analyzing behavioral characteristics and their effects to systems, and documenting your findings. You will leave the course with the skills and abilities required to be an effective malware analyst.
This class is taught as 70% hands-on and 30% classroom instruction, and culminates in a capstone exercise where students will analyze and report on a complex piece of malware.
After successfully completing this course. students will be able to:
Day 5 – Student Practical Demonstration
Using the tools, skills, and methodologies taught in Days 1 through 4 of the class, students will derive the answers to questions regarding one final real-world malware specimen. Each student will have to reverse engineer the malware to discover its capabilities and persistence level as well as the threat level of the malware.