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 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 will 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 Every tool explained in this book is available in every country in the world
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.
Part I: Malware Blueprint Chapter 1: Malware Analysis 101 Chapter 2: Malware Taxonomy Chapter 3: Malware Deployment Chapter 4: Protective Mechanisms Chapter 5: Malware Dependencies Part II: Malware Research Lab Chapter 6: Malware Collection Chapter 7: Static Analysis Lab Chapter 8: Dynamic Analysis Lab Part III: Malware Inspection Chapter 9: The Portable Executable File Chapter 10: The Proper Way to Handle Files Chapter 11: Inspecting Static Malware Chapter 12: Inspecting Dynamic Malware Chapter 13: Tools of the Trade Part IV: Appendices Appendix A: Tools List Appendix B: List of Laboratories Appendix C: References
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