Advanced Malware Analysis

  • 5h 1m
  • Christopher C. Elisan
  • McGraw-Hill/Osborne
  • 2015

A one-of-a-kind guide to setting up a malware research lab, using cutting-edge analysis tools, and reporting the findings

Advanced Malware Analysis is a critical resource for every information security professional's anti-malware arsenal. The proven troubleshooting techniques will give an edge to information security professionals whose job involves detecting, decoding, and reporting on malware.

After explaining malware architecture and how it operates, the book describes how to create and configure a state-of-the-art malware research lab and gather samples for analysis. Then, you'll learn how to use dozens of malware analysis tools, organize data, and create metrics-rich reports.

  • A crucial tool for combatting malware--which currently hits each second globally
  • Filled with undocumented methods for customizing dozens of analysis software tools for very specific uses
  • Leads you through a malware blueprint first, then lab setup, and finally analysis and reporting activities
  • Every tool explained in this book is available in every country around the world

About the Author

Christopher Elisan is a seasoned reverse engineer and malware researcher, Principal Malware Scientist at RSA NetWitness, and author of Malware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guide. He provides expert opinion on malware, botnets, and advanced persistent threats for leading industry and mainstream publications including USA Today, SC magazine, InformationWeek, Fox Business, and Dark Reading.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Malware Analysis 101
  • Malware Taxonomy
  • Malware Deployment
  • Protective Mechanisms
  • Malware Dependencies
  • Malware Collection
  • Static Analysis Lab
  • Dynamic Analysis Lab
  • The Portable Executable File
  • The Proper Way to Handle Files
  • Inspecting Static Malware
  • Inspecting Dynamic Malware
  • Tools of the Trade
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