In this video course, we cover advanced malware analysis topics. Towards this goal, we first understand the behavior of different classes of malware. Such knowledge helps us to easily categorize malware based on its characteristic. We see how sophisticated malware can use techniques to either evade detection or increase its damage and access to the system.
Then we learn advanced techniques in static and dynamic malware analysis and cover the details and powerful features of OllyDbg, IDA Pro, and WINDBG. We also explore defense mechanisms against malware, create a signature for malware, and set up an intrusion detection system (IDS) to prevent attacks.
Finally, we cover the concept of packers and unpackers, and explore how to unpack packed malware to analyze it.
The code bundle for this video course is available at- https://github.com/PacktPublishing/-Advanced-Malware-Analysis
Munir Njenga is a self-driven, multi-talented, technology enthusiast, cybersecurity consultant, and researcher. He mainly focuses on malware analysis, and web- and mobile-based application testing and methodologies. His skills and competencies stem from his active involvement in engagements that deliver advisory services such as network security reviews, security course development, training and capacity building, mobile and internet banking security reviews (BSS, MSC, HLR/AUC, IN, NGN, GGSN/SGSN), web applications, and network attack and penetration testing. Apart from his security hat, he is a poet, graphic designer, blogger, tool/application tester, social media marketer, web 2.0 developer and designer, naturalist, and traveller.