Learn to turn malware inside out! This popular reversing course explores malware analysis tools and techniques in depth. FOR610 training has helped forensic investigators, incident responders, security engineers, and threat analysts acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect Windows systems.
Understanding the capabilities of malware is critical to your ability to derive threat intelligence, respond to cybersecurity incidents, and fortify enterprise defenses. This course builds a strong foundation for reverse-engineering malicious software using a variety of system and network monitoring utilities, a disassembler, a debugger, and many other freely available tools.
The course begins malware analysis essentials that let you go beyond the findings of automated analysis tools. You will learn how to set up a flexible laboratory to examine the inner workings of malicious software, and how to use the lab to uncover characteristics of real-world malware samples. You will also learn how to redirect and intercept network traffic in the lab to derive additional insights and indicators of compromise. You will also start mastering dynamic code analysis techniques with the help of a debugger.
The course continues by discussing essential assembly language concepts relevant to reverse engineering. You will learn to examine malicious code with the help of a disassembler and a decompiler to understand key capabilities and execution flow. In addition, you will learn to identify common malware characteristics by looking at suspicious Windows API patterns employed by malicious programs.
Malware is often obfuscated to hinder analysis efforts, so the course will equip you with the skills to unpack malicious Windows executables. You will learn how to dump such programs from memory or otherwise bypass the packer's protection with the help of a debugger and additional specialized tools. You will also learn how to examine malware that performs code injection and API hooking to to conceal its presence on the system or interfere with information flow.
FOR610 malware analysis training also teaches how to handle malicious software that attempts to safeguard itself from analysis. You will learn how to recognize and bypass common self-defensive measures, including "fileless" techniques, sandbox evasion, flow misdirection, debugger detection, and other anti-analysis measures.